Writing Prompt for January 24th

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Your writing challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write about a situation in which the downtrodden, or those defending or representing them, must work together to get an oppressor or oppressors to change his, her, or their behavior.  If you want further help in creating the story, keep reading.  If you already know what you want to do, start freewriting! 

 

Choose one of the following locations to be your setting:

1. a school

2. a restaurant

3. a corporate office

4. a factory

5. a farm

6. a store 

 

Next, choose your protagonist’s role within the environment:

1. an authority figure (an owner, a supervisor, a manager, a teacher, an upperclassman, etc.)

2. someone with limited or no authority (an intern, a new employee, a lowerclassman, a new student, etc.)

3. an observer (a reporter, a spouse, a parent, a visitor, a lawyer, a customer, etc.) 

 

Now, choose a person to be the antagonist:

1. an authority figure (an owner, a supervisor, a manager, a teacher, an upperclassman, etc.)

2. a peer (someone with the same or a similar job function within the chosen setting)

3. a supplier (a customer, an inspector, a parent, the school board, the government, etc.)

 

Happy writing!

Katie

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