#AtoZChallenge: B is for Backward!



Back to the A to Z Challenge after a break yesterday! (Not that I really needed a break as it was only April 2nd.) Today's prompt came to mind not only because the word "backward" starts with B, but because if you're going to write a mystery, the best way to go about it is to write in reverse.
At this point maybe she should just let go of the sled and hope for the best.
At this point maybe she should just let go of the sled and hope for the best.
So here's your prompt for April 3:

WRITE A 500-1,000-WORD STORY THAT STARTS WITH THE ENDING AND WORKS BACK TO THE BEGINNING.

This is a fun exercise that I've done once before in flash fiction, but as I had a grand time I thought you might also.
Here are some tips to get you through today's prompt:
  • Come up with a character first; decide what her/his goal is and if s/he will succeed or not.
  • Write down the main hurdle blocking your character's success.
  • Outline 3 scenes--only 3! You'll need your start, your hurdle, and your ending. You might even be able to get away with one or two scenes if you're crafty.
  • Draft the ending scene first and work your way backward.
Happy writing!

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