Thursday, December 17, 2015

Five Random Constraints: 12/17/15 Before the Thunder

About today's writing prompt genre: This is an exercise to make your brain work within a confined space. There will be a few constraints pressed upon your writing, some meant to help drive narrative, some meant to slow the process of the ever-flowing feed of words that stream through the mind. The purpose of this is to make you meditate on specific word choices and sentence structure and elements not necessarily the most important plot points or character traits which should allow the piece to unfold in a way that it would not have otherwise.

Five Random Constraints:

1) Every paragraph must begin with the word "Before".
2) Three sentences must be of three words or fewer.
3) Thunder must be heard by at least one character.
4) The following three words must be used: OxyContin, Camel, Precipice.
5) The entire piece must be between 350 and 500 words.

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