Complete this sentence for today’s writing prompt: “At the restaurant…” Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it. And don’t forget to submit your writing this week! You could win the Writing is My Therapy Journal from the Shop for Writers.

Today’s Writing Prompt: At the restaurant…

Today, start writing by completing the sentence: “At the restaurant…” Today’s writing prompt is about setting the scene for interesting characters, or for something interesting to happen. Try to use your imagination while also being practical when completing this prompt.

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My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

At the restaurant… by K.E. Creighton

At the restaurant, I can’t get his attention. Because every few minutes, a scantily clad diver appears on top of the cliff next to the waterfall before jumping off it and making a splash in the chlorine-treated pool below.

And he is mesmerized by the show like a small child would be. Plus, it’s nearly impossible to talk over the arcade noises and children shrieking in the near background.

We’re supposed to be having our annual chat about what we want to do next and our budget, especially important since the recent diagnosis. But he had insisted we come here for the grand re-opening after the renovations, no matter what, instead of the quiet bistro we usually go to downtown. So here we are, sharing sopapillas, surrounded by bright tropical murals with toucans, pretending…

Pretending what? I’m not so sure anymore. It seems real somehow. There’s that long-lost gleam in his eye, and he’s genuinely happy. So I just let him soak it in a little while longer and ask for another round of margaritas and chips. Everything else can wait.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt

What I wrote above is inspired by a real place in the Denver Metro area in Colorado called Casa Bonita. They’re renovating it now. But they used to have cliff divers and an arcade there, and I’m assuming they still will after their upcoming reopening because of how popular it was.

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