#AtoZchallenge: Q is for Quiet

A lot can be communicated in silence, that's why today's prompt is all about being quiet. It certainly has nothing to do with the fact that Q is a tough letter in this challenge. So without making too much noise about it, here's today's prompt:


Write a 1,000-word story with a point-of-view character who cannot speak.

What are some ways you might approach this?
  • Maybe your POV character could never speak, either from birth or a magical spell or curse, for example.
  • Perhaps your POV character experienced something shocking and is temporarily mute.
  • S/he could be somewhere that encourages silence, such as a library.
For the sake of the challenge, I suggest steering clear of internal monologue, too.

Happy writing!

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