Write a short story about an accident from the PoV of three different characters:
- involved in the accident (e.g. as a passenger or driver of a cart or cycle/bike or car/plane or spaceship),
- witnessing the accident ( e.g. as agent who tried to avoid or confront the accident as it happens),
- trying to put pieces of what really happened when investigating (e.g. could be a public figure like a police officer or a person just coming to terms personally with this incident).
The playing rules here are to
a) develop our practice muscles to inhabit different perspectives.
b) dig deeply into a small but decisive moment.
c) convey a final impression of the whole (i.e. The End) with the help of three different characters in the compact space of a short story.
And most of all, have fun writing!
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