‘I reached into my bag for my purse/wallet but it wasn’t there! How would I pay?’
In this week’s Friday Fiction Writing Prompt we look at getting out of a sticky situation. You are somewhere, let’s say a restaurant, which means you have already partaken of the service, and you need to pay. However, the means of payment, your purse or wallet is missing. What are you going to do? You need to think quickly and come up with a solution. In addition, what has happened to the missing item? Is it a simple case of forgetting to pick it up, or is there something a little more riveting going on?
Quite often we can write ourselves into a cul-de-sac, a dead end. Our main character, or another vital person, has been written into a situation they need to get out of. It wasn’t intended, but the muse led us here. We could just erase or delete those 100, 200, 500… more words? Or we can craft and write our way out. That’s what this prompt is there for.
No rules on word count or style or how you achieve it, apart from you need to write and get out of the situation you find yourself in.