Writing Prompts: Thinking about Time [Scene Stealers]

Scene Stealer: Thinking about Time

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

If you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, 

here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and,
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

We occasionally use Scene Stealer ideas submitted by our reader. If you’d like to submit a Scene Stealer idea, please look at the information at the end of this post—it’s easy to participate.

 Now for the ground rules:

  • You must use the exact wording we provide—in this case it must appear in the beginning of your story.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This week’s installment is designed to get you comfortable with moving back and forth in time. The protagonist is in the present but thinking about the past. How you juxtapose the present and past is up to you.

 Scene Stealer #4

 She knew now that what she thought was the end was really just the beginning.

Now steal this line and make it your own.

We can’t wait to see what develops.

About the author:
Mary Jaksch is Editor-in-Chief at Write to Done. Grab her FREE report How to Write Like an A-List Blogger. Mary has helped thousands of students successfully create outstanding and profitable blogs at  A-List Blogging and is the blogger behind Goodlife ZEN.

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About the author

Mary Jaksch

Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.