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Dictionary Prompt #1


Terrible fighting broke out in the streets. It started with one man glancing up from the morning paper to meet the tense gaze of another. The tension drifted from stare to stare, and so on until it traveled several blocks. It drew unsuspecting passerbys out from restaurants and cars onto the roads. People pushed into parking lots and driveways with clenched fists.

A ripple of motion seized the great mob. Uncontrolled bodies clashed, smashing each other into sidewalks and walls.

As the sun peaked overhead, only a handful remained.

They were driven away by the stench of cement baked bodies.

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    I love the way the tension escalates with a life and a mind and motives of its own, playing people like chess pieces. This looks like it's going to be a fascinating series - are you picking random words from a dictionary as a prompt?
    And welcome to Drablr Tyarra, I'm looking forward to reading more of your writing :)

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    Tyarra Ybarrola over 4 years ago

    Yes, the prompt is to pick a random word from the dictionary and use the example sentence as the first sentence of the story.
    Thank you for your feedback :D

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