To kick off the weekend, we’ve got a writing prompt.
This week, your protagonist has just broken up with her fiance and she learns a very important lesson.
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 also, um, kind of
stolen borrowed from an episode of Gilmore Girls.
Though your protagonist is carrying on with life as usual, she’s had a lot on her mind since breaking up with her fiance.
In particular, she’s starting to think about the people in her life, and who she’ll always be able to count on.
One night, during a conversation with a guy who’s always been “just a friend,” she decides to have a conversation that goes something like this:
Protagonist: I don’t have very many people in my life who are in my life permanently forever. They will always be there for me. I will always be there for them, you know? There’s [she lists a few people] and . . . you. I mean, at least I think I’ve got —“
“Friend:” You do.
Protagonist: Good. Just checking.
Your task: Contine the conversation. Do they keep talking about how they feel or do they change the subject? Are things awkward or do things feel strangely right?
Leave your scene in the comments! Stuck? This should help. (Or at least keep you entertained.)
If you’ve got a favorite Gilmore Girls moment (or Friends moment, Seinfeld moment, or moment from any TV show moment you love) that would make a good writing prompt, let me know!