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Time To Write: Pay Attention

Last week’s prompt was Talk The Talk, all about dialogue and little description.

Here’s mine, a quick short story:

“What is going on here?!” Emily wondered.

“We… I mean, I… Um…” Nathan stammered rubbing the back of his neck embarrassed.

“I can’t believe you guys did this! Put the animals back in their cage right now!” Emily demanded.

“We will, we promise. We just wanted to pet them.” Julie shrugged as though it were no big deal.

“Come here little kitties…” Emily coaxed a few kittens towards her then glared at her younger siblings. “If my boss comes out of his office and sees this I’m going to be fired!”

“Well, it’s not right to keep them in cages.” Julie shook her head disgusted.

“No, not at all.” Nathan agreed.

“Emily?”

“Great…” Emily gritted her teeth. “Yes, Tom?”

“Why are all the animals out of their cages?” her boss placed both hands on his hips looking at his employee suspiciously.

“We want to adopt them all!” Julie sang.

“Oh, boy…” Emily groaned.

Now onto this week’s prompt…

TTW Pay Attention

Have you ever felt as though no one was paying enough attention to you? Or maybe you weren’t paying enough attention to them?

Write a story based on a character who is ignoring–or is being ignored–by someone (something?) else.

If you choose to participate, post your work in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with.

Next Friday, before revealing the next prompt, I’ll post my version of the prompt along with anyone else who participates with a link back to their blog.

Happy writing!

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

2 thoughts on “Time To Write: Pay Attention

  1. Oh man, I feel like this is completely something my little sister would do at the shelter where I volunteer. (She’d justify it with the puppy dog eyes and the “but animals shouldn’t be left in cages!” – I can see it now!) Lovely snippet, Rachel – I think dialogue is one of the best ways of conveying emotion & character. 🙂

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