2019 Day 25 – Assembly

How did you get on yesterday? Did you write a story?

Remember, set your own rules, and stick to them. If you miss a day, don’t try to catch up. Just keep moving forward!

The Prompt

Write A Story Featuring an Assembly or Crowd Scene

You can tell the story of a song or simply use it in the story.

Normally I caution against having too many people in a short story, but today I want you to practice filling the scene with a crowd…but still focusing on your main characters.

There’s lots of potential for noise, color, and action in this one!


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7 thoughts on “2019 Day 25 – Assembly”

  1. September Day 25
    I have chosen the topic of climate change and the main character is a contemporary of Greta Thunberg.
    It begins with a school assembly and progresses to The United Nations General Assembly.
    I have written 1000 words so far but I need to put in another twist in the story and I need to craft the ending.

  2. The setting: the Food Court of a busy shopping mall; The time: A brisk and rainy fall lunch hour, general noise increased many decibels because of a city wide school Professional Development Day. The number of roaming teens, temper-tantrumming tots and excited ‘tweens, and frazzled parents far outnumbered the three bus loads of seniors from Sunset Lodge, the local Assisted-Living facility on their monthly shopping expedition. Strollers, and wheeled running shoes intersected with push-walkers and motorized scooters. Two “Junior Seniors” far younger in body and spirit than those bussed in, realized the error of their ways and couldn’t depart the bedlam fast enough. They chose to see themselves as highly sensitive to noise rather than super bitchy oldsters. Yes, it was a boring story – sometimes that’s all that’s on offer. Hoping for better luck and more inspiration tomorrow.

  3. Yesterday I lost a student and this poem is dedicated to him…

    Dedicated to Aiden
    September 24, 2019

    We are assembled,
    Because together we are strong,
    We are assembled,
    Because we are one less in number.
    To which was given,
    Was suddenly taken away
    We are assembled
    Ready to march forward
    From here.

    End of the day
    We will all go home,
    But we will remember
    Since we have no choice,
    In the notes of reveille
    That now hang heavy in our hearts,
    Recall happier moments
    That are lost forever,
    We are assembled
    For now.

    Innocence now is broken
    With no way to repair,
    Because life marches on,
    Without taking a moment
    To reflect or remember,
    All of which we have lost,
    All that is lost,
    Is left for us to carry in our hearts,
    Carry such we cannot see,
    Any longer

    Day breaks like our hearts,
    And this moment will forever be,
    A lost memory in the well of eternity,
    How can we go forward,
    Oh they are saying we must,
    And yet, I don’t want to leave this silence,
    From which I must attend
    And break free to grieve.
    Sad song lingers
    Close my eyes
    Filled with tears,
    Hear distant trumpets,
    Voices of lost souls
    No longer among us

    We are assembled,
    We are assembled,
    We are assembled as ordered
    Ready to mark time
    Ready to once again
    Carry on.

  4. I wrote a rough first draft of 695 words and I will definitely develop this into a full length short story. I’d loved the opportunity for descriptions within the crowd.

  5. Had fun with the prompt because it gave me a reason to review one of my crowd scenes. Instead of a song title prompt like yesterday, I blindly pulled a random book from one of my bookcases.

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