Writing Challenge/Prompt

New Year’s Eve is the fresh start to a New Year. Nearly 2 million people crowd into Times Square to celebrate, and wait for the ball to drop. When the celebration is over, the revelers discover they are the only people left in the city. Where did everyone go?

Put a character in the middle of this scenario and write a story.

Remember: Challenges are supposed to be fun, but don’t forget to stretch yourself and take risks. If you normally write fantasy, try science fiction. If you’ve never tried writing in first or second person, here’s your chance. The story doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, this is all about trying new things and gaining new skills, and most of all, having fun. Challenge stories can go up on the workshop at anytime. Put “Challenge” in the title so people can find it.

Challenges can be suggested by anyone and suggestions should be sent to Jaime (news (at) onlinewritingworkshop.com).

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