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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 village   July 13th 2015, 3:33 am

The Village
When I came to this small village in the interior of Algarve
there were animalsí mules and pigs and children played in
the road, barking dogs and chicken looking for worms and
I dreamt of becoming a rustic poet recording a vanishing
way of life. The change came so quick the children became
adults moved to Lisbon tractor instead of mules and we grew
old as letters of refusal piled up I married a hypochondriac
who faints when I inject insulin into my stomach.

It was not to be like this she should be by my side when
I received prizes and the applause was for her to enjoy.
I thought it would be easy people would buy my work go
and be more moral and my poetry would be jewels of love.
Balderdash! The truth is I`m happy to be alive the dream
belonged to someone else an idiot I used to know,
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