Sunday, February 14, 2021

Writing Prompt: The Race

One thing you can usually count on in February is the Daytona 500 NASCAR race in the United States.  The race officially marks the start of the stock car racing season in the United States.  It's a good time to think about racing as a theme in stories as well.  As a writer, a race gives you a competition, a course, obstacles, wrecks, fires, and times to beat.  From Daytona to Monaco, auto racing also gives you some fantastic locales for a story.  Plus, you can highlight all sorts of rivalries set against the backdrop of a race.

For today's writing prompt, write a short piece of fiction where the action and drama centers around -

a race.

Photo by NSCRDVA, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


If you are looking for an auto racing novel, here's one written by a master of the thriller.

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