Preptober Chore

Danger traffic sign

She stared at the first run, several scenes of a promising short story. She sighs at the hand-written rollercoaster of initiating events, triggers, resolutions, a final dramatic crisis, and a resolution that leaves the reader both satisfied, and wanting more. There’s also the novel…  

This story is for Nano. Her usual mode of running after the muse, pants afire, has been foresworn. The project begs more consideration. She scribbles more notes, crumples paper, and digs through a messy drawer for colored pens. Prep and planning is a chore.

The cat strolls by, looking for dinner.

Hungry herself, she bails.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (10/15/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about chores. It doesn’t have to be a western ranch chore; it can be any routine task. Go where the prompt leads

11 thoughts on “Preptober Chore

  1. I found out about Preptober during the last week of October when I first participated in Nano. Needless to say, I did not prepare at all. I told myself that I would, next time. That is yet to come.

    Good luck with NaNo!

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