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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: Acrostic   September 8th 2008, 12:39 am

An acrostic poem is simply a poem in which the first letter of each line forms a word, name, or phrase (vertically). Ideally the poem should follow or capture the theme of the word, name, or phrase.

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Here is one using my first name as the base:

Happiness is never far
You simply must know how to look
Don't bog yourself down with the big stuff
Rant and rave when you want but
Always let it go

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For the purposes of our game I'll give a word for the first acrostic poem to be built from and after the next player creates an acrostic from it they will leave a word or phrase for the next poem to be build from.

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 8th 2008, 6:21 pm

Come on over
Oh how I long for you
My thoughts just drive me crazy
For it's all about you
Oh how I long for you
Read my mind and
Take whatever you want

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 8th 2008, 9:51 pm

My skin crawls with anticipation
Enduring another night without you is too much
Must I suffer on forever like this?
Over and over I moan your name
Reveling in the motion that is to come
You have promised you will be back soon

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 15th 2008, 4:00 am

Can't I be fooled?
Reason isn't sound
Even those closest to me
Are anger management bound
Treating those I love
Incredibly well
Only to find
Never did they give a damn


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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 15th 2008, 4:19 am

Aware of what is around me
Wakefully I walk through the world
Keeping my eye on the path ahead
Warnings signs I heed
Always I watch out for myself
Readiness is my motto
Death I do so avoid

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 15th 2008, 7:06 pm

Raging against time
Always at a lost for words
Indestructible courage
Never wishing more
Stuck in real life
Torn at the core
Only to be broken
Reality of what for
Morality is truly certain


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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 15th 2008, 7:27 pm

Reading all these poems
Each one has meaning
And some have more feelings
learning to write
more and more
Simply by reading Scribbles poems



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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 15th 2008, 7:41 pm

Just make a wish
Over here, over there
In this pond of fantasy
Nothing in life is fair
Expect speed bumps
Dreams do come true

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 15th 2008, 8:34 pm

Time is money
Hurry up and rush
Out with the old
Ugliness is age
Get your injections here
How about those Cowboys!
Thought is dead

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 19th 2008, 9:39 pm

Conversations about our relationship
Only leaves me more confused
Never doubt my love for you
Visions are sometimes blurred
Everything is as it should be
Real love is unquestionable
Simple answers unavailable
Always searching will exhaust you
Truth is here in you and I
In the loving arms of true love
Only us exist
No one else matters

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 23rd 2008, 7:42 pm

Little girl of yesterday
I miss you so very much
Forever you are gone
Energy not what it was
Tiredness sets in easy
Into the future we all go
Memories are behind us?
Everything we are we carry with us

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 25th 2008, 5:39 pm

Forever non existence
Allowing us
Leisure after
Leisure that
In turn
Never really
Gave us what we wanted

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 29th 2008, 5:47 am

Mismatched earrings
Irrational hair
Red eyes
Rumors of botox
Over the counter wrinkle cream
Really what does it matter?

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 29th 2008, 5:34 pm

People tend to
Hurt the
Others around
Them and those
Others tend to
Gravitate towards
Redemption
And give light to
People who tend to
Harm others

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   October 9th 2008, 4:00 pm

Pears
Equal
Apples
Changing
Heads

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   October 12th 2008, 12:04 am

Come on over
Each and every night
Rest your head in my arms
Each and every night
And kiss me
Like every other night

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   October 12th 2008, 7:29 pm

Hello he said with a smile
Over and over again he tried
My goodness how he tried
Every where he went he tried
Please someone love me he cried
Always doors closed on him
Go way
Every woman said

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PostSubject: Re: Acrostic   September 23rd 2009, 6:37 pm

Forgive me for I have sin
Or I am sin, I've lost count
Really losing my mind these days
Getting low on the food chain
Every now and then I wander off
Taking the long way around
Fucking myself in the process
Under so much stress
Lying under piles of shit
Never to realize the truth
Examining my self worth
Seems to make me
Sober

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