For this week's exercise, collect some stories or headlines from tabloids, Weekly World News, (or since we are now so modern, perhaps a lead in from The Onion, or AP Odd News,) that seem to you to form---either partially or wholly, the basis for a story. Then, write a story based on one of them. (Where does it begin, end, who's POV is telling the story?) Be creative, and ideally the piece should be kept to under 750 words.
The objective is to 1) see and understand how and what triggers your imagination, and how when you dramatize a story, it becomes your story. 2) Increase your awareness of the stories that exist all around us. 3) practice how and where to enter a story, and where to leave off.
Post your stuff here by next Friday and we'll all have at them, including the viewing public! Pieces can then be polished if so desired and re-posted the next week.
Speaking of next week, please also see the post below to help form our next exercise.
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