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Writing prompt: Lake edge


The fire is crackling, jazz drifting from the stereo in the corner of the room as you step toward the window, a warm mug of cocoa in your hands.

That’s when you see it: the boat speeding by moonlight toward you.

Can you make out who it is? Why are they here?

Reach for your notebook and capture the story as the boat docks.

Try writing 100 words or setting a timer for five to fifteen minutes and see where your story leads. We’ve got some great tips for using word prompts here. Happy writing!

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