Butterfly: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: overslept

in freewrite •  last year  (edited)
Parts to this story
Butterfly1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. Coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7. Helpless 8. Overslept

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Peter wakes up to the sound of pounding at his door. Looking over at the alarm clock, he sees that he overslept after hitting the snooze button a couple of times. He gets up out of bed, puts on a robe, and heads to the door. "Hold on a sec."

He stubs his toe on the corner as he was rounding it. "Fuck," he says as the pain starts to creep up his foot. "Hold on a damn minute," he shouts at the person still banging on the door.

He opens the door. It is Charlie. "What do you want on my day off?"

"He made a move on the old maid."

Peter's face sunk in. This meant the boss was tieing up loose ends. Anyone of them could be next. He let Charlie in and shut the door behind him.

Charlie was nervous as hell. He bites his upper lip. Then realizing that he was doing that, he put his fingers in his mouth, making the matter worse.

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My Completed Freewriting prompts:


Non-Fiction
DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
Faster Than LightSweaterA Ridiculous Amount of FunMosquitoBamboo
The EntrywayPartyImportantHer Homemade JamsBack Pain
MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
AppetiteTravelFrosting a CakeBonesClouds
ScratchWetDepressionCampingQuadrillion
Describe the Room You Are InDewSkinnyMoldHerbs
WoodCore ValuesPlayersSyrupSell-out
SpaparachutesGrapevineNothingMishap
Eagle Scout

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Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)BasketParasolWireA Kiss
CherryMiamiLizard CavePhonePrototype
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Grand PianoEpilogueChalkFood to the TableBasics
CopySquashFried ChickenPotbellied PigCancer
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Ongoing StoriesNumbered in Order of Story's Progression
Detective Story#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening
Suspense/Horror#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office
The Stall#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall
Church#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State
Butterfly1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 Wildflower

Weekend Freewrites:
The Crooked UmbrellaThe PictureThe Chair That I’m Strapped ToA Common Ending
WithdrawalRichard’s SurpriseThe TrapCanyon Making You Crazy?
The HawkEmerge from the DepthsMarjorie's Alcohol ProblemThe Run Around

We-writes (collaborations with community members)
MonsterEagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry

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Thank you so very much for the mention!!

I love that you do your free-writes as a series, it must up the challenge a fair bit and totally pays off, as even alone this has a richness of a greater story.

@calluna - You're welcome. I have been meaning to do one of your challenges, but I 've yet to get over the fear of doing it. I am almost there though. You'll see a story of mine soon enough.

And, I put these here on the list because I was having a difficult time keeping track of them. Now I know where I can go click and find what I am thinking of in the moment. I think this will help me write some more.

Oh, that sure doesn't sound good and I would be nervous as hell too. Sounds like a good novel is in the works. : )

Resident cat here, delivering today's prompt late but not because I overslept. Steemit seems to be having problems and I wish it would run smooth as silk: Win a Membership in Steem Basic Income - Tell us About a Favorite Freewrite

The trouble I have had with the freewriting stories is I don't know where they are going. Any recommendations?

Because I have never done a continuing freewriting story, I am not a good one to ask. You should ask @svashta or @felt.buzz because they are pros with them. All I can say is to let the prompts lead the way and you will never know where you might end up. I am pulling for you Tristan and I am sorry that I couldn't be of any more help. : )

Oh - what is going to happen? Arghhh.

Any recommendation on how to get the story going somewhere. I have not a clue where I am going with the freewrite stories, which makes it hard to continue once I get a few steps in.