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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Writing Exercise

Another Sunday, another writing idea...

I want this one to be just for fun, something to carry your mind away for just a little while. So... lets do this a little differntly. This time, I'll write the beginning of the story, and you can write the ending. Feel free to write your ending right here, in the comments.

I hope to get a few responses this time. Whatever I get, I'll remove from the comments and post on this blog, on Tuesday.

If nobody feels so inclined, so be it. :-)

Here's the start:

I yawned, rubbing the sleep from my eyes, as I opened the front door. I was heading outside to retrieve the newspaper, hoping that this would be the day I wouldn't have to pull it out of the flower bed next to the driveway. The sun was still low in the sky, so I squinted as I searched with my eyes.

Ah, good! It's Right on the edge of the pavement.

Luckily, I looked down at the stoop before stepping outside. There, right where I was about to step, was a small, red, paper bag. I shifted my footing and then squatted down to look at it more closely.

The top was stapled shut and a note, written in red ink on a 3x5 index card, was taped to the side.

Okay... your turn! What's in the bag? Who left it? What does the note say? Why did they leave it on my doorstep?

I can't wait to find out...


  1. Thanks Gail -and WOW! That was an awesome ending.

  2. OMG Middle Child, I have goose bumps. It's amazing where our minds go with such a simple prompt. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I got it Middle Aged student - Thanks for submitting and yes, I'm deleting as I go.

    And another wow. These have all been so much fun to read - all different and all very emotionally charged. Nobody could have more fun reading these than I'm having!

  4. And Desiree... thank you! Lovely entry, and it feels so much like you - natural, hopeful, with hearts and flowers thrown in ;-)


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