Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise May 26, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Narrative thread.

About today's writing prompt genre: Take the following story aspect and work it into a piece, whether poetry or prose, whether you explore what led up to this place in the story, it begins with the thread, or the thread is merely a tiny aspect of the story that has crystallized around the original image. However you choose to write it, use the following as a jumping off point.

Today's thread is...

Leaving a 24 hour diner you notice a young (presumably) homeless man sitting by a sign holding a sign that offers a fantastic tale for just $1. He notices you scoff slightly, and says "It's a true story." As you walk past he adds "And you're in it."

There's the thread, a frame tale or merely leading into an interesting exchange, there is definitely an opportunity for some slipstream or magic realism if that sounds interesting, or maybe it's someone from your narrator's past that they no longer recognize. Many ways to run with this.

Aside from the prompt, here is a place where you can donate to help the homeless it's called the National Alliance to End Homelessness, it has a very low overhead and every little bit helps.


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