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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: autumnal thoughts   April 14th 2016, 5:03 am

Autumnal thoughts
Woke up with a start, the night was cold a dream had disturbed
nightly my peace; a black hole in the ground loose soil from its
edges kept falling into its endlessness. Got up looked out of
the window into a street of pale light, my breath fogged
up the glass,I saw a distorted image of my youth; “How old you are,”
it mocked. I pressed my head against the glass, tried to make friend
with my tormentor; and behind stillness, I heard the hum of the long
sea rippling on nirvana’s strand
 Pale sunrise, still- life- forest- a deer grazes in the clearing, suddenly
it jumps in the air, a red rose is born on its chest, and as a single rifle
shot echoes amongst trees, a day begins.
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