One day after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, The Narrator’s Prompts Editor, Derek Loosvelt, provided a good distraction to those of us lucky enough to only have cabin fever to deal with this week. Check out his writing prompt — and start penning your own storm story.
Last night, while Hurricane Sandy* ripped through the East Coast, causing massive flooding and blackouts (but luckily didn’t do much in my neighborhood – Fort Greene, Brooklyn – other than cause an Internet outage and the lights to flicker on and off a few times) I pulled out Ron Hansen’s excellent story collection Nebraska.
I began to read, for the third time, “Wickedness,” a brilliant story about a blizzard at the end of the 19th century that roared through the Midwest and killed scores of folks in the course of 24 hours.
Here’s how Hansen describes the beginning of the wicked storm through the eyes of a man who shares his last name: [Read the rest of this writing prompt here on The Narrator]
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We hope that you and your loved ones have remained safe and that those in need of help are finding the support you need.
Our friends at Brooklyn Community Foundation have put together a list of ways to help with the recovery effort that is constantly being updated. Click here for more information. Continue reading
As a precaution due to the impending storm, we are postponing 2 of our upcoming events. Sunday, October 28th Happy Hour at 6:30 PM and our Trivia Night at One Mile House scheduled for Monday, October 29 will both be postponed. We will announce new dates soon.
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To everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy, please stay safe and cautious.
The $10 Challenge wouldn’t be much fun without a few prizes, and we’ve got everything from books, memberships, gift certificates, and lots of tools for writers. Check out the full prize list — and don’t forget to enter the $10 Challenge for a shot at them! Continue reading