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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.

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: sun fall   June 20th 2016, 5:14 am

The Sun Falls
There is a haze over the evening sun I have parked near the dry lake
luckily it is free of brave men in helicopters and the gipsy horses too
are absent this evening their owners have left to find another camp
one near a stream where the water smells of the mountain dew.
I wonder if horses dream, say about pulling a cart of happy children;
yes, these futile dreams I had them once.
When you get old, you lose it all, first slowly then rapidly in the end
the only people one meets are doctors at the hospital.
All you held dearly loses its meaning nothing really matters I regret not
having fought more for as my uncles helped the Jews in the war but
one day they will be free of tyranny a pity it is taking so long.
I fill my lungs and scream like the man on the bridge my frustration is total.
 Had I been a cattle thief in Texas and caught they would sling a lasso around
my necks sit on a horse doing the job I lack the courage to do. 

As I start the car to leave I see a man with a scythe cutting fodder for his goat.
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