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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: beast of burden    December 19th 2017, 5:38 am

The beast of burden
And the donkey said to itself, a man came to the fence today gave
me a slice of bread looked me in the eye as to see if I had an inner life
What did he expect to find a scientist? For heaven`s sake
I`m a donkey who has been conditioned to love humanity, and for
a slice of bread, I kiss his face with my smacking lips.
This makes this lonely man so happy that he scratches my ear
where I can never reach.
There is a small farm nearby the farmer has two donkeys and
a small blue tractor, sometimes he uses one of the beasts to
plough a few furrows he says it is because it saves on diesel,
I think he is a sentimental old fool.
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