Complete this sentence for today’s writing prompt: “When she collapsed…” Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: When she collapsed…
Today, start writing by completing the sentence: “When she collapsed…” Today’s writing prompt is about drama. Write a dramatic scene. And try to incorporate humor into what you write, as well.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
When she collapsed…, by K.E. Creighton
When she collapsed, she knocked over a display of melons in the produce section. There were melons rolling everywhere–running into carts and shoes and walls, and into the aisles. Luckily, she fell on top of a few melons herself. So when her own melon reached the ground, it collided with honeydew instead of concrete covered in linoleum.
Various shoppers had different responses to the runaway produce. One woman kicked a cantaloupe into a man’s shins on accident, while a woman holding a toddler’s hand reached down and grabbed a wandering watermelon and nonchalantly placed it in her basket. And one young woman moved frantically to catch and place the melons back on their display before quickly giving up when she realized that the entire display was in shambles.
A man in an orange baseball hat came to ask the woman who collapsed if she was okay. She opened her eyes when she heard his voice, then sneezed in his face. He helped her to her feet with the hand he wasn’t using to wipe off his mouth. Once she was standing, she looked around bewildered at the scattered fruit, before turning around and walking away in a hurry with melony goo and seeds in her hair.