24 Seconds (Saturday Writing Essential and SunWE and Monday Writing Essential)

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 The following takes place between 2:45:00 A.M. and 2:45:01 A.M.

 

After saving the world and being awake for 24 hours, Jack Bower’s head finally hits the pillow…    

 

The following takes place between 2:45:01 A.M. and 2:45:02 A.M.

 

…he shuts his eyes…

 

The following takes place between 2:45:02 A.M. and 2:45:03 A.M.

 

…and dozes off.

 

The following takes place between 2:45:03 A.M. and 2:45:04 A.M.

 

He begins to snore. 

 

The following takes place between 2:45:04 A.M. and 2:45:05 A.M.

 

He curls to a fetal position. 

 

The following takes place between 2:45:05 A.M. and 2:45:06 A.M.

 

He rolls over.

 

The following takes place between 2:45:06 A.M. and 2:45:07 A.M.

 

He tosses…

 

The following takes place between 2:45:07 A.M. and 2:45:08 A.M.

 

…and turns…

 

The following takes place between 2:45:08 A.M. and 2:45:17 A.M.

 

He continues snoring. 

 

The following takes place between 2:45:17 A.M. and 2:45:18 A.M.

 

The phone on his nightstand rings.

 

The following takes place between 2:45:18 A.M. and 2:45:19 A.M.

 

The phone rings again. 

 

The following takes place between 2:45:19 A.M. and 2:45:20 A.M.

 

The phone rings a third time. 

 

The following takes place between 2:45:20 A.M. and 2:45:21 A.M.

 

He opens one eye.

 

The following takes place between 2:45:21 A.M. and 2:45:22 A.M.

 

The phone rings again.

 

The following takes place between 2:45:22 A.M. and 2:45:23 A.M.

 

 He opens the other eye. 

 

The following takes place between 2:45:23 A.M. and 2:45:24 A.M.

 

He grabs the phone off the nightstand.  “Yeah?”

 

“Jack, CTU needs you for another 24 hours…”

 

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This week’s writing challenge: write a piece based on something you have read.

  • Write a piece of fan-fiction.
  • Write a fractured fairy tale by twisting the plot.
  • Write a scene from a famous novel or film but make it come out the way you always wanted it to.

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  • Post your article to Gather Writing Essentials.

  • BE SURE TO TAG your submission with MWE.  Note: I search for articles using the tag “MWE”  If you don’t tag it right, I will not find it.

  • Include “Monday Writing Essential” in your title.

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The Prompts:

Prose:  Read the examples linked to above. Then write a story using the narrative technique of Anonymous Narrator:  No Character Point Of View.  Pretend, if it helps, that you are a screenwriter, writing a synopsis, or “treatment”, for a scene or sequence from the new movie you are writing.

 

Put SunWE in the title and tags.

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The Rules:

  • Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.

Challenge: Pick a movie, book, play, song, or TV program and, using prose or poetry, write a parody of it.

  • There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
  • Post to Gather Writing Essential.
  • Tag your submission with SatWE.
  • Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
  • I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.

Good Writing!

 

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