MyStoryLives aims to create a community of writers, writing together, and reacting to each other's work, offering support and encouragement. Toward that end, we offer a prompt today, a piece of text to be used in any way you see fit. Take it --or any piece of it-- and take it in any direction you want to. Use your voice, your unique style of writing.
We ask that you try to keep the piece to 1,000 words or less. Send it to us at: email@example.com.
We are grateful to David Seth Michaels for the excerpt,taken from his novel, Dream Antilles.
“The pilot has failed to show up for meals for two days. He hovers even more remotely on the fringe, standing far apart from everyone else, enveloped in smoke. His clothing is now noticeably dirty, and his beard and hair are even more unkempt.” Page 107, Dream Antilles