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The Daily Prompt – February 12 – Smiling at a Tragedy

Rules:

1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

Use the following story starter:

The grin spread across his face, as he gazed at the tragedy before him.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “The Daily Prompt – February 12 – Smiling at a Tragedy

  1. Hunter
    February 12, 2014

    The grin spread across his face, as he gazed at the tragedy before him. Everyone else was panicking, but it everything was going just as he planned. What a tangled web he wove around these poor fools, stringing them along towards their demise; but in his eyes it had to be done. Each one of them had marked themselves out as threats to his master and it was his duty to remove all possible obstructions.

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