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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Reedsy Prompt: Meet in the Middle

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Deadline: November 20, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Prize: $50

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If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the internet loves to argue. Perhaps one of the stranger fights I’ve seen is what constitutes a “sandwich” — you’d think the definition would be universal… and you’d be very wrong.

But whether you classify hot dogs, pitas, and burritos as sandwiches or not, one thing we can agree on is this: no matter how similar the components, there’s endless variety to be found when you combine the ingredients in different ways.

With that in mind, this week we’re celebrating the infinite diversity of fillings. To do so, we’re going to provide you with the beginning and ending of your story — and it will be up to you to fill these two slices of literary bread with whatever you can imagine!
This week's prompts:

Start your story with two characters watching a sunrise and end it with one of them seeing the moon reflecting off a lake.

Start your story with someone admitting a secret and end it with someone telling a lie.

Start your story with someone robbing a bank and end it with two people driving on an interstate.


Start your story with the line, “This was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives,” and end it with, “By then it was too late.”


Start your story with the line, “It had been twenty-four years since she’d last seen it, but the place looked exactly the same,” and end it with, “[…] and that was all that mattered.”


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