Today’s Writing Prompt: What’s not said while in traffic

Imagine two characters who are stuck in traffic in a carpool lane together. Write at least one page of dialogue between them. Or, if they aren’t speaking to each other, share each of their perspectives or each of their internal monologues.

Tip for completing today’s writing prompt:

To get started with this writing prompt, first consider the nature of the relationship between the two characters. Are they family members, spouses, co-workers, two people who just had a one-night stand, etc.? Next, even if they are speaking to each other, consider what’s not being said between them and use that to move the story along too. Are they both up for a promotion at work and not sure how to talk about it? Are they getting ready to move as a family to a different country? …