Thursday, July 16, 2009

Only one returned

Three brothers went to war but only one came back.

The obvious explanation is that two were killed. But don't go for the obvious! What else could have happened? And why did the one return?

As usual, it doesn't need to be present day. Past, future, fantasy. It can be three sisters. They don't even need to be human.

From a response to "What's Your Favorite Writing Exercise" by Ginny Wiehardt at About Fiction Writing.

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