This is a repeating line prompt and you’re going to use the repeating line: “This is the way things are right now.” Write a paragraph describing how life is right now. Then insert the sentence, “This is the way things are right now.” Then write a new paragraph about a different aspect of life, using as much sensory detail as possible. Then repeat the words, “This is the way things are right now.” Continue alternating the repeating line with new material, inserting this sentence, in exactly the same way, between each stanza. Have your different paragraphs or stanzas demonstrate the contrasts and polarities in your life—and the world—right now.
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