~ By Jeff Salter
Happy Friday. 🙂
Today, to kick off the weekend, we’ve got a writing prompt. Thank you to Jeff Salter for coming up with it!
Don’t be shy. Dive in and give this a shot. It’ll get you warmed up for a weekend of writing, and prompts are a great exercise in learning about your voice.
“It’s 7:30 in the evening and the laundromat is crowded. The man looks exhausted: he has three loads and only one machine is open, so you know he’ll be there for a while. You can tell by the contents of those baskets that all the clothes are probably his.
From the way he looks around the place, you can tell he’s probably never been to a laundromat before. He eyes your bag of chips and you realize intuitively that he hasn’t had his supper yet.
As he loads his first basket into the only vacant washer, you can see he didn’t even bring any detergent.”
What’s the first bit of dialog?
And who says it?
Good luck. Feel free to share your writing in the comments. Or at least let us know how it went.
Have a great weekend!
Jeff Salter has completed ten novels and three novellas; nine of those titles have been published and one is due for release soon. He also co-authored two non-fiction books with a royalty publisher, in addition to an encyclopedia article and a signed chapter. Jeff has also published articles, book reviews, and over 120 poems. His writing has won nearly 40 awards, including several in national contests. He’s a retired librarian, a decorated Air Force veteran, and a published photo journalist. He’s married with two children and six grandchildren.