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Poet deVine
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From the Writer's Digest website:
http://www.writersdigest.com/writingprompts.asp:


The idea is to take the following writing prompt and use it to tell a story...post it in the prose forum when you're done.

Good luck!

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3/21/2006: You're traveling in a rental car when you hear the thumping of a flat tire. You pull over and discover the thumping is not coming from a flat, after all, but from the trunk. What—or who—is making the noise?

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1 posted 05-20-2006 01:54 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

This is not a time-limit challenge I hope?  If not, I will give it a shot.  I have always wanted to find something or someone in a trunk too.
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Things That Go Thump In The Night


As I recall, it wasn't exactly a thump. More like a th-thump. Yawp. Like that.

And it wasn't a rental car, but a truck. I hated the damned thing too (no running boards) and it hurt my back just climbing into that dreaded mode of transportation.

I wasn't driving ('cause I can't see, much less see drive well) but my husband has eagle vision (but alas, he can't hear) so naturally, it was me who asked him to turn down the stereo, asking dumbly,

"Did you hear that?"

"What?"

(Sheesh. I shoulda known better, huh?)

"I didn't hear nuttin'."

No kidding. (Karen almost smacked herself.)

Then I heard it again.

Th-thump!

"There!" I yelled, "That! Didn't you hear it?"

"I might have..." but his eyes were uncertain. "Maybe the woofer is out on the speaker?" And he cranked up the sound to "see."

Sheesh!

"Stop it!" I yelled. I had heard it again.

He turned the stereo off and  slowed the vehicle then, as we listened to the silence and then he heard it too--

th-thump!

Not only did we both hear it--we felt it! The entire truck was jostling as he swerved, almost imperceptibly to the right, hitting those little silver thingies, that warn folks like us they are about to go careening off the highway.

I glared at him.

He glared at me.

We yelled at each other simultaneously, "Learn how to drive!"

And lived grumpily ever after. ..no thanks to him!

(Or me.)

The End
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Here's one i wrote recently


The Chase


"Drive George drive! Their on to us!"

"Dang those cops, their catching up!"

"Damn an intersection, which way should we go!?"

"It dosen't matter JUST DRIVE!"

(Takes the left and slams the gas pedal)

"Look! There's a bridge leading to the city, we can probably lose them there!"

"Umm George...?"

"What now!?"

"What does that sign say...?"

"..."

"AUGGH, IT'S A BRIDGE OUT!!!"

"Well it was nice meeting you Ben."

"Nice meeting you too George."

"Sigh.. there goes my last quarter."


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hopefully you will understand the ending
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Yep...video game!
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lol thats right!
 
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