Thanks to those of you who entered my writing exercise contest. Back when I first posted the contest I promised to post what I originally wrote for the exercise back on June 10, 2010. Here it is.
words used: remain, trailer, music, family, alarm
The music was blaring next door — heavy metal rock. Josie gritted her teeth. The neighbors were old enough to know better. It was past midnight and tomorrow was a work day. Trying to get herself up and going on a normal night’s sleep was hard enough. She wasn’t looking forward to the alarm in the morning.
Josie threw off the covers and stomped to the bedroom door. What should she do: holler through a phone call to the neighbors or call the police and complain? She decided to check on the kids first before calling anyone. Fortunately they usually slept like the dead — a family trait — and she hoped they would remain sleeping through the din. Cranky, uncooperative, sleepy kids in the morning would create a huge complication.
Suddenly, the door on the neighbor’s travel trailer banged open. More noise burst out.
“That must be why it’s so loud,” thought Josie. “They’re partying in that stupid trailer right under my window.”
She looked out her bedroom window again just as a man and woman emerged, screaming at each other at the top of their lungs — anger spitting through each word.Would you like more writing exercise prompts? How about a weekly or monthly exercise? (I could post everybody’s submission on my blog or better yet, you could post your results on you own blog, submit a comment on the exercise post that you’ve done the exercise and provide a link back to your blogsite so that everyone can read it.