A Writing Prompt from David Phillip Mullins

Each Friday we post one new writing prompt created by a Sarabande author. Prompts like this one are included in our online Reader's Guides along with discussion questions and suggested reading to accompany each title. So if you can't wait a week for the next prompt, visit our Reader's Guide page to find them all in one place!

This week's prompt comes from David Phillip Mullins, author of Greetings from Below.

THE EXERCISE:

Greetings from Below has no dominant tense or point of view. Write a short story in the first person, using the present tense. Then write the same story in the third person, using the past tense. Which version works better, and why?

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