Write Now Prompt for Jan 18, 2013


At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that. With Write Now we’re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper.

Today’s Prompt:

I pried the lid off the box with a crowbar…


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4 thoughts on “Write Now Prompt for Jan 18, 2013

  1. I pried the lid off with a crowbar, but only because I couldn’t find anything smaller. It must have looked ridiculous, I thought, rather like using a machete to cut the crust off a sandwich. I could hear my mother in my head, warning me that I could lose an eye using such a large item to pop out a few staples. I had heard it since I was a kid. My parents were big on using the proper tool for the job. Fine for them, with so many years of collecting all kinds of gadgets and gizmos, but I had to make do with what I had. So a crowbar it was, though I admit to turning my face away as I worked the first corner up. No need to tempt fate. I didn’t want to go blind before I found out what she had sent me.

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