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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.

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PostSubject: when the dead awakens   January 5th 2016, 5:50 am

The Dead Awakens
 
The elderly man was on holiday up north when he realised
his wallet was at the hotel and in his other jacket problem
 he had forgotten the name of the hotel.
Luckily he had a few notes in his watch pocket and loose change enough
to take the bus home, the tour took 12 hours
on a bus that was full job seekers and their children.
At home he remembered the name of the hotel, he rang
 through Skype spoke to the reception who said “but you
died two days ago.” Do you remember me the old man asked?”
“Yes, said the man at the desk, but you`re dead we saw you at
the morgue.” The old man took the first flight back to the hotel he was hit
by a golf ball were a famous golfer was
showed the crowd how far he could shoot from the Eifel tower.
 The receptionist came out and said, “I told him he was dead, but he didn`t believe me. “
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