Today’s prompt lets you practice your dialogue and thinking about communicating your characters’ motivations to the reader.
One character is trying to sell something to another character. .
This could be metaphorical: they are trying to sell them an idea.
It could be literal: they’re trying to sell them a car.
Leave a comment letting us know how it went (and what you decided to sell!)
8 thoughts on “Day 26 – The Sale”
Complete. Traveling salesman meets overworked farmhand, gets into an argument over what it really means to “sell” (isn’t that something we’re always doing in one way or another?)
I’m happy that I wrote, but I’m not thrilled with the results. I’ll look at it again in the morning and try to figure out why it went sideways.
Thank you for the prompt!
It may be that you didn’t really care. It’s one of the pitfalls of doing these kinds of prompts (and why I don’t do proscriptive prompts most of the time). If a writer doesn’t connect with the subject matter it’s hard to turn it into a good story.
Maybe that was today’s lesson and you can let this story go.
Thank you, Julie! Yes I think you’re right – I just couldn’t seem to get into it. Bounced back though and had much more fun with the Day 27 prompt!
This is a sad story. I made it up but it probably happens in today’s world/
I ended up writing a joke piece about an ancient vampire trying to seduce a modern victim. So much fun!
I would read that.
If I manage to publish it, I’ll let you know!
Got today’s done. Combined it with this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt(“grill”). After having some problems, Jonas is trying to convince his family that he really is fine. But, they aren’t quite that willing to just buy it.