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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Writing Wednesday | Prompt 50

What a great week it has been! I am very excited that the release of WINGLESS went so well. Have you gotten your copy yet? I have a goodreads giveaway going on right now so be sure to go visit and enter. Quickly, let's do a prompt!

Prompt Fifty- Picnic Gone Wrong
Write a short story, or excerpt of a family picnic gone wrong. Any length, any amount of time. Just write!

My response...

"Will you marry me?" My brother got down on one knee and proposed to his long time girlfriend. I snuck a glance at my parents and saw the glee on their face. Their first born was going to get married. I was elated for them. Claire was basically in the family anyway.
But then I saw her face, and I knew what was about to happen would be awful. I stepped forward, the innate urge to protect my brother taking over me. I placed my hand on his shoulder and in that moment, I saw the understanding on his face.
"Do you think we can talk about this?" Claire whispered to my brother. 
"What's there to talk about?" he asked back to her.
"I don't want to do this here," she hastily said. But my brother shook his head. I could feel his rapid heart through my hand and I knew that he was on the brink of a breakdown. "Fine," she relented and stepped backwards, putting space between us and her.
"Whatever you have to say, you can say in front of my entire family."
"Fine," she snipped out. "I want to marry you," she said and a sigh escaped my lips. Thank god. "But I have to tell you something important first, so we're clear. I cheated on you. Twice. But it was a mistake and I was scared to tell you, so I didn't. But it's right you know--"
I wind up my arm and slap her square across the face. My parents gasp from behind me and my brother grabs me around the waist and pulls me against him. 
"Get out," my brother says to her.
"But Adam..."
"Leave," he sternly states and even I wouldn't go against his severe tone. She starts to say something, but thinks better of it. We all watch in silence as her silhouette retreats to her little green Honda. We watch her drive away. 
"Oh Adam," my mother says and rushes towards him. He lets her hug him, but I see his expression. After she lets him go, he runs away, headed towards the lake past the park we're in. I follow him, knowing he needs his twin.

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Don't like this prompt? Want to do another? Check out some of my other prompts....

Prompt 49- Character Risks
Prompt 48- POV Switch
Prompt 47- First Days
Prompt 46- Photo Booth
Prompt 45- Yearbook
Prompt 44- Fairytale Re-imagined
Prompt 43- Sugar Deficit
Prompt 42- 3 Word Challenge
Prompt 41- Shore Fumed
Prompt 40- Phone Message
Prompt 39- Enemy
Prompt 38- Not The Marrying Kind
Prompt 37- Living Heart
Prompt 36- Computer Attack
Prompt 35- Ruby Angel
Prompt 34- Fired Girl
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- 10 Year Old Letter
Prompt 22- Two Minute Thinker
Prompt 21- Truth Telling
Prompt 20- New Years
Prompt 19- Alone for 7 Days
Prompt 18- Christmas Miracle
Prompt 17- Square One
Prompt 16- Stolen Lights
Prompt 15- Strange Reporting
Prompt 14- Thanksgiving
Prompt 13- Three Minute Free Write
Prompt 12- The Mind
Prompt 11- ABCs
Prompt 10- Mysterious Request
Prompt 9- Why Did You Do It?
Prompt 8- Dream Turned Reality
Prompt 7- Fortune Teller
Prompt 6- Ride Home
Prompt 5- Turned The Key
Prompt 4- Doug
Prompt 3- Nothing To Say
Prompt 2- Skydiving
Prompt 1- What's A Prompt?


  1. Nice concept. I mean the blog concept. Your prompts are really nice. I think that you are talented.

    1. Thank you so much! What kind words. Stop by again sometime :)


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