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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: in defence of the lesser   December 16th 2015, 5:19 am

In Defence of the Lesser

Then it was Sunday and the easterly wind
curled around the house rattling windows
the hooligan is in an intimidating mood
the rain came, big scary drops that held stones
and sand of hatred in its interior.
Towns drowned as rivers overflowed and
the old and babies died hyperthermia.

We have tampered with nature axed trees
and our intelligence of pure logic will soon
destroy us as expendable humans and then
when humanity is so stupid, they can`t even
make a proper sling; there will be lush forests
palm dates and peace, but only if we stay
dumb, and favour love above anything else.

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