Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 11

The Mother’s Day prompt was interesting and easy enough , I guess. At least the responses seem to indicate so. There were two very interesting write-ups. Once again, from Mandi and Sonali.

I absolutely loved both the articles and especially was impressed by the novelty and unique perspective in both. It helped me change my perspective and I think that’s the very purpose of being a writer and also of this very challenge.

Another interesting story shared recently but for an earlier prompt was written by Rashmi. I loved the way the story was narrated.

Earlier I had planned to have the previous challenge as the last one and this week would have been the closing post but once I read these two pieces and also, Rashmi’s futuristic but very plausible story, I decided to continue the challenge for another week.

This week, let’s go back to fiction. Once again, this is a free challenge (this finally being the last one) so take it any way you want, for whatever length you like.

Now, over to the prompt for this week –

The delicious aroma of the freshly baked croissants wafted through the near-empty café.

Challenge Rules –

  • Please complete the story in a maximum of 500 words.
  • The story should start with the prompt as the first line.
  • Stories need to be written on your own blog, with a pingback here.
  • This is the only post where you are allowed to share your links in the comments.
  • If a comment or story written by another blogger inspires you to write one of your own, please remember to thank them.
  • Creativity rules. The story could be told in a rhyming poem, free verse or prose. It could be funny, dark, thought-provoking or even a true incident retold creatively.
  • This is the last challenge. Most creative stories shall get a special mention in next week’s closing post.
  • The main purpose of this challenge is to have fun and learn. Those who are able to mentor and help others grow in their writing; you are encouraged to do so. All constructive feedback should be communicated in a kind and helpful manner AND received in a welcoming manner.
  • Please do read other stories and visit their blogs or give them feedback here. Each one of us is here to showcase our writing to others. Give first what you want in return.
  • If you are interested in participating in the challenge, please follow the blog to receive the prompts via email.
  • As before,  remember to go off the beaten track. Think out-of-the-box.

Prompt 11 Rules –

  • This is a free challenge.

Here’s my short story on the above take –

The delicious aroma of the freshly baked croissants wafted through the near-empty café.

The lone diner in the corner pushed his plate away and plodded toward the door. He peered out the glass pane as the night slowly bid goodbye. Sighing loudly, he arched his shoulders and flipped the sign to ‘Open’.

“Good night, Chef!” 6 voices rang out from around the room.
The man raised his hand in a half-wave and stepped out in the cold draft of morning air. He nodded at the first of a  fast-growing line of diners and walked out as the sun shone in the horizon.

This prompt is open until Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. Please do share your stories before then for them to be considered in the closing post.

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