*Technical difficulties this week, folks. Here is the late installment of your next weekend writing prompt. I hope you still have a chance to enjoy the challenge.
The time change is often a bother. For many, giving up an hour of sleep is downright torturous. But for others who, say, forget about the time change, it might pose a major problem. That’s this week’s challenge. Are you up to it?
Challenge: Spring Forward
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: Write about a person who has forgotten the spring forward time change and therefore is late to everything. Whether it be work, a date, a series of events, a hospital visit, a party, etc., focus on building tension and realistic conflict. Don’t inflate dialogue with a bunch of angry, reactionary words. Instead, say only what needs to be said, tighten your language, use your words as clues to how things may play out, and focus on creating subtext.
*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 WAITING ROOM