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Monthly Writing Prompt
For this month's writing prompt write a scene using the following sentence to start;

The streets were deserted. Where was everyone? Where had they all gone?

Writing Tip
Our monthly writing tips are written by our very own TerishD. You can read more in Terish's Blog located in "The Abstractions" area of the forum.

Look Back

When not able to write ahead, it helps to look back. In my case I had written a paragraph ahead of the story. What I needed to do was add a section of exposition (talking) presenting some facts. In going back, I realized that I could insert a section where a 'tour' of the surroundings could be done. This allowed for character interaction, story development, and other things that enabled me to present the facts in an entertaining manner.

One should not face a writer's block with the mentality of bursting through it. I have found in my own experience that a writer's block is usually due to my mind indicating that it has a problem in 'channeling' the story. One reason might be a re-imagining of certain story points. Another reason however is that there is a problem in where you are at in the story, so you need to look back and find out the problem with the 'journey' that prevents the tale from advancing.

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PostSubject: 3 Word Story   3 Word Story Icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2008, 5:01 am

To do this exercise you take the three words given by the previous poster and compose a story. A short 3 sentence story using the words then leaving another 3 words for the next poster.

First three words: Calm, Love, Future

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Word Story   3 Word Story Icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2008, 5:02 am

I was sitting in the chair at the restaurant, trying to be calm. This was the day I finally met my love and I would see what the future might bring.


Next three words: Airplane, Sky, Ocean

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The sky was clear and beautiful when I arrived to the airport. I checked my bags and got on the airplane. My anticipation grew as we flew over the ocean.

Next: Message, smile, heart

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Every time I read a message of you, it brings a smile to my face and let my heart jump up and down.

Next: Tree, Sun, Blanket

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We sat on the blanket under the tree in the afternoon sunlight.

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Sitting on the beach, holding each other arm in arm, while we're watching the stars in the sky at midnight.

Next: Train, Love, Book

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Word Story   3 Word Story Icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2008, 11:38 pm

I love reading books, even over by the railroad tracks when a train is roaring pass.

Next: Writing, letter, home

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I'm sitting on a chair at home, writing a letter to you in which I express my feelings for you.

Next: Wink, Music, Love

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Word Story   3 Word Story Icon_minitimeJuly 19th 2008, 5:21 am

I wink at you, while listening to country music, that are love songs.


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I'm crazy about you and you make me so happy, that every time I see you I get excited.

Next: Woman, Man, Mountain

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Word Story   3 Word Story Icon_minitimeJuly 21st 2008, 12:34 am

The woman dashes up the trail. Her heart is filled with love for the man following behind her. They stop to kiss at a bend in the path and he pushes her off the side of the mountain.

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Blind I became by your love. Your presence confuses me. My belly makes a hop if you are near me.

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The pain of the lose is too much. I long for the black shadow to envelope me. I long to be dead.

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About the river a rainbow appeared. One can observe the rattlesnakes in the riverside.
They looked so dear..

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Holding her teddybear all through the night. Sweets dreams she is having of precious things.in sight. A little girl full of delight.


Next: car,travel,move

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How did people travel? How did they move? How did they live for so long without cars?

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The bride was out of breath, while climbing up a mountain. After a confrontation with a monkey which stole her jewelery, she started to chase it and suddenly stood in front of a big cave entrance. She looks around for the monkey, but faces a big, red dragon that burns her away with its fire breath.

Next: Blood, Face, Night

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The night had finally arrived when I would face him with the truth. I'd been seeing another, and although I still loved him I was no longer in love with him. This new guy was like him in many ways except one; he'd never caused tears of blood to invade my pillow case at night.

Next: Serious, Party, Lights

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The lights and sirens of the ambluance blared and we knew that they seriously drank too much at the party.

Next: Fire, Heart, Everlasting

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My heart burns. I can feel the fire in myself. Everlasting goes on it and further. My love will never stop.
ps: i hope the sentence with everlasting is okay Rolling Eyes

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I have a broken radio, so I am watching Tv, in front of a Hannah Motana poster.


Next: purple,monster,ink

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My face turned purple when I saw the monster in front of me. When I tried to escape I slid out on the purple ink it spit.

Next: Cat, Seasoning, T-Shirt

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The seasoning on this stir-fried cat is a little too spicy for my taste. Shit, I just dropped some down the front of my new t-shirt!

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Oh man I see the bottom of me glass, I t was telling me I had enough to drink because when I looked up I was face to face with a Ram.


Next: House, Hat, dance

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He took off his hat as he entered the house, his smile radiated throughout the room as he grabbed his wife and dance with her around and around. The kids looked on, they knew this meant good news for their family.

Next: Identity, Alone, Moon

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