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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: the blue line   July 9th 2016, 5:39 am

The Blue Line
What a week for the international press
Brexit and its endless drips of small minded politics   
The French winning against Germany at last
A vindication of unsolved hatred
To top it up the murder of five police officers In Texas
No doubt there will be a liberal understanding
 Black people have been killed by the police
So it is ok then.
Not so, there is no excuse for murder
There is nothing here to understand.
The cities of America are awash with arms
It is the citizens right to bear arms
They fear the government may turn against them
The eagle of war has come home
US troops have killed many civilians in Afghanistan
When people are disrespected
When people are seen as inferior,
The soul is poisoned
And uniformed men are killed in Texas

 Is it poetic justice?
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