Hi all. Sorry I’m a little late this morning, even as a grown up, I get suckered into helping my parents (J/K. I don't mind helping them). Anyway, so we’ve been doing writing prompts and I thought I’d do one of my favorite type of writing prompts; where I give you a sentence and somewhere in your 250 words or less that sentence needs to be there.
There are no other rules. You can write about absolutely anything you like. BUT to make it teensy bit harder, I want you to try and write it in a format that you don’t normally write in.
For instance, I normally write in 1st person present tense. So I’m going to write mine in 3rd person past tense. This is a wonderful exercise to do when you’re stuck, because it frees your mind a bit and it isn’t stuck in the same old rut. I don't know how many times it's helped me move forward.
So your sentence today is: The stranger peered over his shoulder, before quickly stepping into the building.
I’ve left it pretty open ended for you to write it however you wish, but here’s mine for an example (BTW, it does NOT have to be the first sentence. Use it wherever you think is best).
The stranger peered over his shoulder, before quickly stepping into the building. Elle knew for that reason alone that he was the one she was looking for, but still she hesitated. What if he wasn’t really the one? If not, she’d get in so much trouble with her uncle. However, if he was, then she’d show her uncle once and for all he needed her. And that she wasn’t just some fashionista with a chip the size of New Vegas on her shoulder.She straightened her shoulders, adjusted her skirt so it showed just a bit more of her tanned thighs, and made the decision. She was going in that store, and she was going after her guy. He was the one. No one else would have a reason to be in that store at this time. And she’d get the answers her Uncle needed from him. Failure wasn’t an option and there was no doubt in her mind that she’d win. After all, no one could resist a pretty face. And she had the prettiest in town.
So go ahead and put your stuff in the comments and our lovely readers (including us) will tell ya what we think. If you do comment, please "crit' someone else's comment. After all, it's only fair. ; )