>Prompt #2

>Words to get going with: use as many as you can!

roof, screen, swollen, primitive, rise, traffic, sulfur
yard, shuffling, signage, Frank Sinatra, Spanish moon, business
vacant, rosy, elbow, silvery, appraise, joking, ribbing, enlarged
noise, naughty, gargoyle, feminine, one-handed, monotone, cop-like
plodding, poodle, sincere, sidesplitting, commercial, okay, drive
skirt, crap, foot, on-line, card, buffet, luck, Fuddruckers
snorts, fixed, narrow, touch, stiff, sleeve, laugh, pocket

Scene setting: something celebratory that doesn’t feel that way. like a wedding that you don’t want to be at (just an example).

Line length: vary them. alot. One word lines. 50 word lines. Repetitions. The main character has a problem repeating negative behaviors.

Enjoy! -Meg Pokrass

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