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Friday, 30 March 2012

Topic Task - Week Twenty-Two

Where did that week go? Okay most of it was training, but boy, it just whizzed by.

Having spent quite a long time in the queue for petrol before work this morning I thought it might be fun to write about the current situation. There is no reason for petrol shortages at present, but with the newspapers and T.V. shouting about possible tanker driver strikes the populous have started to panic. Panic, is something we excel at - it is a shame it isn't an event in the Olympics.

For your writing challenges for this week, I'm giving you two options.

1.  Write a short story set a the petrol station which is driven by an argument at the pumps. Why they are arguing is up to you. It could be something as simple as one car pushed in the queue or the pumps run dry. What happens, who it happens to - you decide. Make if fresh, make it real and make it personal. And do remember the bells and smells to add atmosphere.

2. Write about the new Olympic Sport, 'Olympic Petrol Pump Challenge'. What is that? Don't ask me, you make it up and write a short story to show what happens. Make sure it has all the necessary elements - all the smells and bells.

I hope these prompts have given you some inspiration.

So go on, get writing.

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