Think of a mood or emotion. Write a paragraph about a location you passed on the way to the library. Reflect your chosen mood in the language used in the description.
Grey wind rattles ropes against masts. Boardwalks shimmer, a thin film reflecting the sky. Beside the empty park the market hunches, tents drawn tight against the threat of rain. Weighed down. Battened down. Waiting to call it a day.
My name is Graeme Gott, and I am an open source programmer as well as an avid Linux user since 2001. You might know me as The FocusWriter Guy, or perhaps The Whisker Menu Guy. I live with my wife, Jenn Gott, and our pampered cat. Like any good geek I love Doctor Who, the Discworld series, and ridiculous action movies.
Knowing our characters and locations, we're going to start building a story.
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