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Writing Prompt: Mysterious Text

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This prompt, like many of our others prompts, is one that the writer can take in many different directions. Your protagonist can choose to engage with whoever is sending messages on the other side, or alternatively ignore it and see what happens then. Perhaps even spend a paragraph or two debating whether you will answer or not. After all, this might be the decision that changes your life…

The key to this prompt is choice. More specifically, what you or your character chooses and why. If you are unsure about which route to take, you can plan out your story beforehand with a simple decision tree. Draw out one branch that answers yes and one that answers no, and then draw out the text messages or action that might next, and then what might happen after that. So on and so forth. Before you know it, you will have one or two full-fledged story on your hands! You can now also follow any one branch of the decision tree and write out some thrilling paragraphs.