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Story Idea - What to do for a Living

Jason’s and Jennifer’s father was a quiet man. He never yelled or struck his children. He never had to discipline his children. Their mother would simply say, “wait until your father gets home,” and they would calm down long before he ever did arrive home. He would ask about their days and watch tv, but that was all. He seemed to be extremely busy at work as he was usually gone before they woke up and returned right as dinner was being put on the table. Jason and Jennifer never even knew where he worked and their mother never talked about it.

Decide on their father’s name. Decide on their living conditions. Decide on what their father does. Decide how Jason and Jennifer find out what their father does. Decide if their mother knows. Decide if there are other characters involved such as Jennifer’s and Jason’s friends. Decide on the short version of this tale and think about the longer possibilities. Decide on your direction. Decide on the story and write. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

Story Idea - What to do for a Living

Jason’s and Jennifer’s father was a quiet man. He never yelled or struck his children. He never had to discipline his children. Their mother would simply say, “wait until your father gets home,” and they would calm down long before he ever did arrive home. He would ask about their days and watch tv, but that was all. He seemed to be extremely busy at work as he was usually gone before they woke up and returned right as dinner was being put on the table. Jason and Jennifer never even knew where he worked and their mother never talked about it.

Decide on their father’s name. Decide on their living conditions. Decide on what their father does. Decide how Jason and Jennifer find out what their father does. Decide if their mother knows. Decide if there are other characters involved such as Jennifer’s and Jason’s friends. Decide on the short version of this tale and think about the longer possibilities. Decide on your direction. Decide on the story and write. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

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