Prompt: Potential and Promise

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Prompt: Potential and Promise

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This month in the Book Club, we’re focusing on ‘New Beginnings’. That got me thinking about what part beginnings (both physical and emotional fresh starts) can play in a story. They can easily form the opening but equally, they might occur mid-way through as a way for the plot to change direction or perhaps even at the end to give the impression that the plot carries on even if the story doesn’t. They can be scary, exciting, cathartic, bittersweet and even sad.

For this month, we’d like you to write a piece (200 words or more) that includes some kind of new beginning. You could approach it as the beginning of a new story, the turning point somewhere in the middle of one or perhaps even the end of one, as your character sees new possibilities unfolding. Providing there’s potential for things to go in a new direction, it’s up to you.

You’ll earn 20 beans for completing this prompt as well as it counting towards the chance to snag our shiny Quill and Ink award.

There is no deadline as such for these prompts but if you’d like it to count towards your chance of earning the award for a specific year, we’ll need it by the end of that school year. If you’re comfortable sharing, then post below. If not, email your story to us via hol.bookclub @ (without the spaces). Oh and remember it’s a good idea to check through your piece carefully for spelling and grammatical errors as they make it harder for people to properly enjoy your work.
"Some things never change, turn around and the time has flown. Some things stay the same, though the future remains unknown."
(Av/sig by S. Elf)

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