Inspired by real life events, I give you the weekend writing prompt about waiting (I’m currently in a government building waiting for my number to be called). So what could you possibly write about when a character is not moving and not talking? That is this week’s challenge. Are you up to it?
Challenge: The Waiting Room
Word count: 4,000 words or less
Genre: flash fiction, poem, short story, essay, song, scene from film script or play, etc.
Due date: next Friday*
Prompt: Create a scene in which your character is in a waiting room, observing the other people around them. Make your minor characters important to the plot somehow (it doesn’t have to be all of them, but at least one). How do they add good/bad pressure to the main character? Is the waiting room in a hospital, a government building, the principal’s office, or ____? Focus on sensory details—smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound—and internal thought.
*If you want to share your writing with us, link your work to A Vase of Wildflowers on your blog and make sure to place the link to your story in the comments of this post.
The previous challenge: THE DUAL PERSPECTIVE