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Writing Prompt #1

on February 2, 2015
Softball pitcher

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I just finished reading a book called What to Talk About by Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker. This book has many ideas for conversation starters. It had a really great thing on page 126 – conversation prompts. I took these and made writing prompts out of them. After all, what is writing but one long conversation between the author and the reader? So here is one of them. “I never saw it coming until…”

I never saw it coming until it hit me in the arm. It hurt like hell, even though it was a softball. The thirteen-year-old pitcher held an expression like she hated the world – or wanted to rule it. She reminded me of a James Bond villain, only younger (and way cuter). She smiled as I heard the umpire say “Strike three. You’re out!”

It’s just one scene but I kinda like it. I may have to put it in a longer story somewhere. What can you come up with? If you try it, feel free to give me a ping back and I will check it out. Happy writing!


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