Writing Prompt – Relief

Angst prompts are scary. That is what I have decided after looking for one to share with you. The first one I am sharing is from Tomi Adeyemi. Unlike the last one by her from a couple days ago, which wasn’t exactly sweet, but it didn’t show evidence that the PoV character had given up, this one does show someone who has given up. I cannot imagine what would lead to this level of being ready for it all to end, which is exactly what makes it so interesting.

The prompt speaks of chaos. It doesn’t say how long this has been going on. Is this a short term situation or one that has just started, but still seems like it’s endless? Or is it something that the character has been dealing with for weeks, months, or even years.

Who is the person pointing the gun at the character? Is it someone who has been after them for a while or the latest in a long line of people after them?

Possibly the most important question is, why is someone trying to kill them? Or is that what’s going on? It could still be that they are going to be taken prisoner, or that the gun is something a lot less deadly than we thing, such as a water gun, though this seems unlikely. What do you think? What would you do with such a prompt?

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