Another week and another prod. I hope all of you enjoy reading this part of my blog half as much as I enjoy writing them. Just to let all of you know, this is my favorite part of my writing week.
This week I am presenting a prompt that I call . . . Tough Luck. For this writing prompt you will have to draw from your own life experiences. Take the most difficult decision you ever had to make and then write a fictional story based on that choice. Obviously, this lends itself primarily to serious pieces of fiction, but it could be turned into a comedy with a poignant message.
Even though it would be more of a challenge to come up with an example that turned the serious event in my life into a comedy, I think I will stick with a serious story since those are personally harder for me to write.
Here it is:
John and his son have been a team since the day that Johnny was born. Life blind-sides him when his ex-wife appears one day with a court order giving her temporary custody of Johnny. The one constant in John’s life has been his son’s love and without it he wonders how he can survive the daily grind. Knowing that if he creates a scene it will only cause more trouble for Johnny, he says goodbye. In the days to come he will not only have to find a way to return Johnny home, but also adapt to life without him.