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… Lily, Arizona, had never really been a ghost town because it had never been completely deserted. It had just fallen by the wayside. It had seen good times—when the mines yielded silver and there’d been a hint of gold, as well, and the saloons and merchants had flourished—and it had seen bad times when the mines ran dry. Still, it had the look of either a ghost town or the set of a Western movie. The main street had raised wooden sidewalks and an unpaved dirt street. Muddy when it rained, she was certain, but that was seldom in this area. –The Night Is Watching by Heather Graham

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story that is set in the town described in the reading.

Journaling Prompt: Write about someplace you visited that felt deserted.

Art Prompt: Ghost town

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic or humorous story about a visit to a ghost town.

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