Saturday, September 15, 2007

This Week's Writing Prompt

This week's writing prompt: Title your story, Silver Lining.

Silver Lining

by Lyn Perry

I can’t think of a story that doesn’t invoke the old cliché, I type into my computer.

It’s just a title, you don’t have to base a story on it, my computer responds.

But isn’t that the purpose of a writing prompt? I reply. The moderator gave us ‘Silver Lining.’ What else are we supposed to do with it?

You could write about the Comstock Lode, my computer types back.

What does that have to do with anything? I ask.

Just pretend you misread the title, the computer offers. And develop a good story about silver mining.

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