Today’s writing prompt should ignite your senses and empathy. Keep reading to see the entire writing prompt, International Correspondent, and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: International Correspondent
Write a scene about an international correspondent who is evading being captured. Make this an action-filled scene. When writing, focus on what the war correspondent is sensing (hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, and seeing.)
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
International Correspondent, by K.E. Creighton
With the silk scarf wrapped around my head and huge designer sunglasses on my face, I was able to walk past the growing security detail now stationed at the entrance to the city undetected. I suppose it was easy for me to leave because they were paying more attention to the women without scarves on their heads now, the women who were currently burning more than their fury in the middle of the town square.
As I left the boiling chaos, I could taste the sweat that was dripping down my forehead into my mouth. I was still hot from all the bodies and flames that had been swirling all around me. Now I couldn’t see them, but I could still feel them and sense them. Everything was beginning to fill up with gray debris and starting to smell like smoke.
I was able to capture audio recordings of the women who were protesting, all their chants and fear and rage. But now, I had to get back to my hotel room in the next city over and share these stories with others across the world so that these women wouldn’t be alone in their fight from this day forward.
Patrols had confiscated my cameraperson’s equipment earlier and then I had lost her in the crowd, so I was on my own. I had to recount these events. Every detail. Even if I had to disguise myself with the very thing they were protesting.
[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
This writing prompt could have so many different completed versions. I wrote the version I did because I’ve been thinking about the women of Iran a lot lately. I’m curious to read others’ versions of this prompt.