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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: saving the world   May 7th 2016, 5:49 am

Saving the world
I drifted out too far, turquoise water, tried to swim on my back,
water in my mouth, agonizing panic.
That’s how they torture prisoners in Guantanamo, only it isn’t called
it tortures, but enhanced interrogation and was  coffee served
The Nazis did the same, those found guilty were hanged.
 So tired, pain in chest and throat I’m giving up, a boat comes, mariners
 help me onboard. “You shouldn’t swim out that far, you’re too old.
” Yes, quite, but I was dreaming. The tortured have little to confess, say
to whatever you like them too, I admitted it was me who painted
the moon blued and swam with the dolphins grooming them for warfare
From a drug to keep him quite an alcoholic awoke, shocked to see what
had been done in his name and set about to correct it, alas a lame duck
they won’t let him out of the office, the world will not know that once
he gave ten dollars to an obscure charity that helps orphaned children of

the catastrophe that befell Palestine people.
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