Sunday, June 14, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise June 14, 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...

An alien has taken the form of a famous actor or sports star that you think would be the last person in the world to be masquerading as an alien. He's going home tomorrow and is opening up to you, his new drinking buddy.

A little more prescriptive today, because sometimes that's what you need. If you want to change aspects, fine, whatever, just write! That's the whole point, not if you adhere to the prompt being a male alien, or an alien and not someone from the future or whatever twist you would like to put on it. Maybe the person is just drunk and delusional and not an alien at all—maybe he's getting sent to the minors in his home town and in his state that's how he expressed it to you. Maybe there's no drinking at all, but he gets intoxicated by eating fresh fruit or something. What does he tell you about his home, about his mission, about humanity from an alien's perspective? What is something that humans do that would be strange when viewed from the outside?


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