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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: hills of gloom   May 9th 2017, 3:35 am

Hills of gloominess

A dream within a dream that became a nightmare
the Utopia that never existed, a delusion
In the beginning when the locals made remarks but wore
a smile he smiled too when understood her sarcasm.
He still smiled thinking it was a sort of humour till he noticed
the hatred as a gleam in eyes was there was xenophobia.
He sought the nature olive trees, flowers and other plants
the shells of romance and the hope of finding a Nirvana,
had gone after olive trees had taken on a sameness and
the flora was full of stone sparse grass wither in
the summer, sun till the rivers are muddy and lifeless.
There is no happy valley only scorpions and no acceptance
of the stranger who wanted to be one of them.
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