Today’s prompt is a look at location. Location can define characters, shape plots, and create conflict. So what happens if your location is a place that has been abandoned, or seems to be abandoned? Who lived there? Who left it? Why?
Write a story set in an abandoned location. It could be a foreclosed house, a closed-down theme park, a ghost town, or anything else. Think about the location’s past and its story, and use those ideas to fuel your plot.
- You can focus on how your location came to be abandoned, or you can focus on the consequences of abandonment, or how your characters ended up there.
- Write about the atmosphere of the location. An abandoned place has a very different feel compared to a crowded city block, or even a lived-in home.
- Maybe your characters are tied to this location. Why? Did they live there, work there, get hurt there?
- Maybe you want to go for an unexpected mood. Not one of sadness, but one of excitement or romance.
Enough of my blabber. Go for it!
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