5 minutes of effort

Always honored to see my work being put to work. What a great example of how a writing prompt can be used as a tool to further the mastery of craft. Keep up the writing!

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This is what came out of Michael Dellert’s daily writing prompt (in italics).

Jonathan was sick and tired of being pushed around. Today he was finally going to do something about it. He turned off his clock before the alarm and straightened the rumpled sheets and thick wool blanket. He glanced at the frost on the window and tugged on a flannel shirt. Jon tossed his worn boots into the bottom of the closet and dug in the back to find his lined mountaineers.  He finished dressing and slipped out his door. Practiced stealth helped him navigate his way downstairs and he softly skipped the third step from the bottom. The squeak of that stair was an instant alarm to his folks.  In the mud room, he pulled on his duster and gloves. He rubbed the blood and mud off of the torn sleeve as he turned the old brass knob and quietly…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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