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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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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 oasis   January 3rd 2016, 9:17 am

The Oasis
I was visiting an oasis in the Sahara, with my dog a pointer, but the night
 came so quickly I had to camp in the car, shared my food and water with
 the dog.  I got up before sunrise, wanted to see the birth of morning when
the land of sand turns into gold. My GPS system had failed but I followed
the way the dog was sniffing the air and drove westward.
After an hour of tedious driving I saw the oasis, a holiday camp for well to
do Arabs, the women in burka and face veil sat on deck chairs by the oases
lake sunning themselves – or perhaps not- the men folk drank coffee and
smoked cigarettes under palm trees and their camels grazed   
I saw a shining object in the sky,  a drone and it fired rockets on the
oasis the scene of peace was obliterated.
Those responsible, the westerner who had come here for oil, said they
were   sorry, they had thought the place was a nest of terrorists.
 A sand storm was brewing and when it was over there was not a trace
of the oasis, the Arabian paradise in the sand.
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