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A writing prompt

Here's a little piece that I wrote after posting a writing prompt in my classroom at F2K. I'm an intern in the Colin R. Onstad room for our wonderful mentor, maruxa, and yes, maruxa is not supposed to be capitalized :)

The first week of F2K is orientation and introduction, so mentors and interns often post optional writing prompts to keep their students from going bonkers until the first lesson is posted. The prompt is one I found online, but because this is F2K and many people submit and critique the work, we have to keep each entry to a maximum of 500 words. Personally I think that's great practice for a writer. It forces you to think carefully about your words and sentences. No fluff :)

Here's the prompt and my response to it:

Write about nature and include the following words: hard drive, stapler, phone, car, billboard.

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