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Twas a rough night 

first light writing promptYour character has tossed and turned, counted forward and backward, assigned a word to each letter of the alphabet. After what feels like an eternity, first light finally arrives. Write a 250-word piece about the strain and stress of restlessness for your character. What caused the distraction? Is it resolved or exacerbated by a sleepless night? Create a mood for the moment when first light hits, and lead your reader to decide if the next action is cathartic or tragic.



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