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The Purpose

Earlier this week with our poetry prompt, we tried out some detailed descriptions – descriptions that focus on one thing for a long time and get very, well, poetic… Funny, right? That a poem would be poetic…

You get the point.

And point is, we’re going to put what we learned on Monday to the test. We’re going to go real detailed again, but this time, it’s going to be in story style as opposed to poetic form.


The Prompt

It had been much too long since Billy Graham smelled the funfair.

The popcorn hit him first, sweet and salted both at once, as if the stall didn’t sell them separately, but instead as a combination. Next came the hotdogs, filling one nostril; donuts filled the other. Again, sweet and savoury. The scents of his life.

He put down his bag and pulled his cap to his brow. For now, he had arrived.


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