I forgot to get the prompt.
Will that stop me from writing a story?
"No. Why should it?"
One day, a writer decided to write a freewrite without a prompt. It was the best story he had ever written. It was so good, the phone rang for a book deal
The deal was worth a trillion dollars to the author. J K Rowling is so far behind on the rich list
However, not everyone was happy. There's always one or two people who have a pin stuck somewhere.
"You broke the rules. You wrote a story without a prompt. You can't do that. You're a fraud and a cheat "
I don't care. I'm worth a trillion dollars.
"So what are you going to do about it?" I asked.
"We're going to seek legal action," said Mr Grumpy Pants.
".....and what do you hope to achieve?" I asked
"I don't know yet," said Mr Grumpy. "This just isn't right."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"You broke the rules and got yourself a book deal. That's not fair."
*Are you jealous?" I asked
"No, I am not jealous."
"What's the problem?" I asked again
"You don't really know what the problem is. You just want to moan. You need to look at things from a different perspective."
"You talk nonsense," said Mr Grumpy.
"What if I was to tell you….. that you are in my story. The greatest story that was ever written. The story that led to my major book deal."
*I'm not in the story," remarked Mr Grumpy.
*Of course you are. This is the story. You're in it."
"This is the story?" asked Mr Grumpy.
*It's not a very good one," said Mr Grumpy. "How on earth did you get a book deal writing this nonsense."
I wrote another paragraph where I killed off Mr Grumpy, but I ended up deleting it. I thought that would make the story a bit too dark for the children. Let's have some fun with the character instead
I just need to edit the story.
"You can't do that," said Mr Grumpy Pants.
"Oh yes I can," I replied. "and it's not too late to change your fate."
Irrelevant eye grabbing picture from Pixabay
Prompt not by @mariannewest