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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: Condoms in a Pond   October 18th 2015, 4:44 pm

Condoms in a pond
It was summer and I wore sandals and white socks
my feet looked English. A snob with sandals on
manicured toes murmured about shameless taste.
Offended took the white socks off through them
Into the pond where they floated forlorn as
spent condoms, like there had been ejaculations
by a thousand submariners on shore-leave and
now sadness remained cast a shadow on still
water an omen of evil intent. Sober, I regretted
my hurriedness fished the socks up, wrung and put
them back on. My English feet which applauded,
why should we care what a man with manicured
toes thought.
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