Creative Writing Prompt 1: Hal Returns
A man named Hal returns home, after a five year absence, to celebrate the birth of his baby sister Zoey. Use this writing prompt to write a scene from Hals POV that shows his arrival and viewing of the baby.
Questions to Consider:
- What does Hal want to accomplish in this scene? What is his scene goal?
- Why has he not been home for five years?
- Who greets him when he first arrives?
- Is the reception friendly or not?
- How old is Hal?
- Is he successful or not?
- What details will characterize him for the reader?
- What is the setting? A squalid apartment? An estate? A New York penthouse?
- Why does he have a new baby sister?
- Is he fond of his parents?