A Sense of Place
SHORT STORY —
A story confined to one setting.
Ernest Hemingway wrote the famous short story, "A Clean Well-Lighted Place," about an old man, mortality, and the calming nature of rituals and the familiar. His story takes place entirely within the setting of a café at night. The way that Hemingway so vividly captures this location for his reader demonstrates the power of setting to transport readers into the narrative.
For this prompt, write a short story that takes place entirely within one setting: a playground, a pool, a kitchen, a boat. Think about how your setting might define or challenge your characters, and what conflicts might arise there.