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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Writing Wednesday | Prompt 34

So, I have a request for all of you. I crave some new prompts. I've been getting most of mine at and I need some new ones. I don't have time right now to make them up, so here's where you all come in. Write me a prompt and I'll try it next week! Here's the prompt of the week.
Prompt Thirty-Four- Fired Girl

This is a plot based prompt. A woman gets fired from her job for getting the wrong number. It's all up to interpretation so take on a unique voice with this one and try something new. Obviously, have fun!
My response...
She gave her life to PeachCorps. After graduating top of her class, Liza landed the job of her dreams, the man of her dreams and the apartment of her dreams. To say her life was in perfect working order would be an understatement. Despite being optimistic, she was a realist to the core, so she knew this was bound to happen at some point.

Of course, it all just had to happen at once.

She was in the midst of the worst day of her life and she asked herself what else could go wrong. Not only did her boyfriend walk out, claiming Liza was boring him, but she screwed up one single number. It was a number she knew well. I mean, numbers were her thing.

The stupid profit and loss sheet should have been a no-brainer to Liza. Maybe that’s why she felt so lax about it. She didn’t bother going back over her math. Most of it she had done in Excel so the computer did the work. But she was nothing if not confident.

PeachCorps was confident as well. And she guessed that was why they took her sheet and didn’t bother double checking and going back over her work. It was stupid on their part. You should always check work, but Liza had never screwed up. Until today.

On the third column of the sheet, she fudged a number. By accident, her lazy finger hit six instead of five and every single column and row after that was affected by it. When PeachCorps presented the form to their investors, hell broke loose. And there was one person to blame—Liza.

So now, she sat on her front stoop, her head in her hands, wondering why she bothered to wake up today. Her boyfriend was gone. Her job was gone. And she guessed, unless she found a new job, she’d have to give up her apartment too.
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Don't like this prompt? Want to do another? Check out my other prompts...

Prompt 33- Lights out

     Prompt 32- Risk

          Prompt 31- Snow White

               Prompt 30- Mystery Novel

                    Prompt 29- Break up Letter

                        Prompt 28- Not Really Human

                              Prompt 27- Drill Time

                                   Prompt 26- Old Flame

                                   Prompt 25- Greedy Roommate

                              Prompt 24- Hockey Injury

                         Prompt 23- Ten Year Old Letter

                    Prompt 22- Two Minute Thinker

               Prompt 21- Truth Telling

          Prompt 20- Best New Years Ever

     Prompt 19- Alone for Seven Days

Prompt 18- Christmas Miracle

Prompt 17- Square One

     Prompt 16- Stolen Lights

          Prompt 15- Strange Reporting

               Prompt 14- Thanksgiving 2013

                    Prompt 13-  3 Minute Free Write

                         Prompt 12- The Mind

                              Prompt 11- ABC's

                                   Prompt 10- A Mysterious Request

                                   Prompt 9- Why Did You Do It?

                              Prompt 8- Dream Turned Reality
                         Prompt 7- Fortune Teller
                    Prompt 6- Hitching a Ride Home
               Prompt 5- He Turned The Key And Saw
          Prompt 4- Doug
     Prompt 3- They Had Nothing To Say
Prompt 2- Skydiving Secrets
Prompt 1- What's A Prompt?

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