Complete this sentence for today’s writing prompt: “While at the café…” Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it. And don’t forget to submit your writing to the blog to have your writing featured. Learn more below.

Today’s Writing Prompt: While at the café…

Today, start writing by completing the sentence: “While at the café…” Today’s writing prompt is about observation and exposition. Try to describe, in as much detail as possible, what a character is observing while at a café. And feel free to write this from the first-person point of view or the third-person point of view.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

While I was at the café, by K.E. Creighton

While I was at the café, I started to feel dizzy as I looked out the front window at the carnage outside. I knew I had to go back out there and talk to the authorities who were now assessing the damage. Although I wasn’t exactly sure what I would say to them because I wasn’t sure how culpable I had been for all of the bent metal and blood now covering the pavement. I wasn’t the one who had been driving but don’t know who was either. So, hopefully, I can still be useful somehow.

I was still feeling the effects of the tequila shots I took a couple of hours ago. So, I had run inside the café about five minutes ago to try and sober up a bit, around the time I heard the sirens approaching. I ordered a half-calf mocha latte before sitting down as quickly as I could next to this large front window to get a good view. The table I was sitting at was small and sticky but the dim lighting over it made it easier to see what was going on outside.

It was twenty minutes after three in the morning, so there was only one other person in the café, other than myself and the overnight barista with curled bangs. There was a blonde man with slouched shoulders and a ripped flannel shirt sitting in the far left corner. When I sat down, he stared at me, but eventually went back to reading his paperback, which was about some kind of ancient foreign war.

After I burned my tongue on my latte for the third time in a row, I decided it wasn’t worth it and tossed it on my way to the front door. As I opened the large glass door with neon-colored decals, I took a deep breath and walked out, where I…

[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

It would be so interesting to see different completed versions of this writing prompt because it seems like there could be so many of them. Feel free to add more to what I wrote above, as well. As I completed this prompt, things started going in an interesting direction, but I didn’t have the time to complete it…yet…

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