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Here’s Your Fancy Multi-Perspective Creative Writing Prompt

This is a multi-story prompt that I DREAMED UP on a recent flight back to Los Angeles.

  1. Write a story told from the POV of a character directly involved in the action.
  2. Now tell a story about the same event from the POV of another character that is either directly or indirectly involved.
  3. Finally, retell the story from the POV of a character that is not mentioned in either of the two previous stories but was somehow involved. (i.e. a voyer, bystander, an person relating the affair to an audience, the mortician…)