Narrator is the last to know . . . Prompt #224

This is Part Two of a three-part series of writing prompts inspired by Susan Bono’s Jumpstart Writing Workshop.   Part One: Something Missing . . . Prompt #223

Susan talked about creating tension when the reader knows something that the narrator/character doesn’t know.



Prompt: Create or recreate a scene where the narrator/character doesn’t know what’s going on.


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  1. mcullen Post author

    Sometimes I think that’s my life . . . I often don’t know what’s going on.

    Sometimes my life is like the movie, Sliding Doors, where I’m on two different trains, simultaneously. So when I do or say something that my children don’t understand – or they say or do something I don’t understand – it’s a sliding door thing – an altered universe thing. “That must have happened on the other train.”

    Something that everyone else seems to know, but I don’t – syncing cell phone calendar with computer calendar.

    I spent an hour the other day trying to sync calendars, using three different sources of instructions – Siri’s recommended website, Google help website and a guidebook, “iPhone for Seniors.”

    I ended up downloading IphoneInfo, which took a really long time and I don’t even know how to find it on my phone and I somehow changed access to email on my phone (which I was able to undo). So after signing in to Google, going to ITunes, getting to the Apple Store, finding Google app calendar on my computer and going to Google apps. . . my two calendars still don’t sync.

    Everyone else seems to know how to do this. I feel like a dinosaur.

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