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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?

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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: the sober woman   June 23rd 2015, 4:20 am

The Sober Woman

Years ago a day in June I had a new girlfriend but she was
drinking heavily; since I didnít at the time she stopped too
June is beautiful month in the Algarve, green and pleasant,
an ocean of wild- flowers and a lush countryside.
We didnít live together my house is small I like to be alone
during the day. She rang suggested we go swim in the lake.
She, a strong swimmer I less so swam a metre from shore.
Two days sober and she was crossing the lake got a fit and sank.
Sometimes we are tested and braver are than we think.
I swam out got her ashore, she was shivering clutching my hands.
Back home I put her to bed and gave her a medical brandy,
she slept and later that day I drove her to her an AA meeting, where
she promptly fell in love with a George Clooney look alike.
I met her a day told me she had not touched a drink for ten years
like so many sober alcoholics she was boring and suffered from
a faulty memory syndrome.
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