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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: lost riches   May 28th 2016, 9:30 am

Lost Riches
 It is so much time ago now that few remember it
the small coastal country that lived on fish and sheep meat
many also kept pork, chicken and cows no one was poor
 nor were they rich except for the king.
 
Then gold was found on a mountainside a little bit of gold
the mountain behind its grey facade was pure gold and
the population jubilant and they bought big horses from
foreign lands. A horse for every man the slogan went.
Feeling good and mighty they fought battles in places that
had nothing to do with them they just liked flexing muscles
gold became blood stained lost its lustre and a hard time came
the people had to go fishing again and milk cows.
 
It was a country now where no one was rich or poor but
living in peace just ordinary citizens skating in the town`s
park dam when winter was cold and greed was a thing of

 the past,  a small country  that welcomed victims of war.
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