White Bicycle Road Sign


The Purpose


This week’s prompt is all about pacing, hence the short nature of it (you’ll see).

We want you to craft a scene based on fast pacing and clear details. We want the picture to be painted for the reader as soon as possible so that the intended suspense can kick in fast. Focus on switching up the flow of your sentences in terms of length and connecting styles. That can really influence pacing.


The Prompt


A stolen bicycle. A fallen man. A long trail of half-dried blood.

Two confused police officers watch on.


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