Indirect Fight

Why is it so hard to communicate openly when you’re mad at someone? This prompt explores fighting without talking at all.

Write about a fight between two people who can’t or won’t communicate directly with each other.

Take this writing prompt for a spin:

  • Think about the nature of the fight. Is it over something life-altering, or something petty that has been blown out of proportion?
  • Why won’t the combatants communicate directly with each other? Are they unable — language barrier, technology issues — or unwilling?
  • Who gets dragged into the fight in order to be a go-between?
  • Do these people have a relationship that has seen many fights before, or is this the first time they’ve butted heads?

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