Scene Prompt #17: The Frozen Moment

I’m taking this one wholesale from Tom Spanbauer. Forever ago, I took a week-long class from him, and he gave us a pre-class assignment (your prompt):

Write about a moment after which you [or your character] were different.

That’s it. That’s all he said. No further explanation.

I, however, will give you a little more: Make sure you write a scene and not an essay. (I and another guy in class learned that one the hard way.) (FYI: Scenes show, essays tell.)

You can pick any scene for this prompt because, ideally, every scene in the story should be about a moment after which your point-of-view character is different. Some changes will be bigger or smaller than others, but all should make Character at least a little bit different.

And that’s it for me!

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