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

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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: dream reality   April 24th 2015, 6:01 am

Dream Reality

They gave him a pacemaker
a few more years of life to hang on to
even if life is restricted
and cha, cha is out of bounds
and it is easier to walk on asphalt-
He sees the nature trail he
once followed to a small forest lake
but never tells that once he
saw a mermaid there and she
had no fishtail.
Truth and fantasy have merged
in his mind.
Only when sadness hurts do
he looks up and sees the rope hanging
from a beam.
A rope fit for a tyrant,
only the finest hemp.
Pacemaker, to be kept alive
by a battery...he smiles.
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