Daily Theme From Helen Simonson!

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Today’s Daily Theme comes from bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Helen Simonson. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Simonson worked as an advertising executive before writing the heartwarming, sensational Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. Want to learn to write like Helen? Check out our q-and-a with her and then try your hand at her writing prompt below!

Figment Daily Theme, January 26, 2012

If the doorbell had rung last Tuesday, perhaps things would have turned out differently, but the doorbell rang today and I opened the door without looking because I was late for…

Hints:  Why is this week different from last week?  For what are you late (and of course the activity will tell us a lot about your character?).  Who is at the door and what would you have done if you had looked first?  Why today?  Note the energy created by the compression of several elements into one sentence – more than if you just wrote ‘the doorbell rang and I opened the door.”

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