Writing Prompts

A Shopping Dilemma

shopping lineYou’re next in line after waiting 15 minutes. Holiday music is blaring, the parking lot is a mess, it’s starting to snow, and the cashier at one of the two open registers has just gone on break.  The person behind you, arms full of items, a wailing child at his/her side, taps you on the shoulder. Let the scene play out, driven by dialogue both spoken and internal.

 

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