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Sephonae



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So, I happened to pick up the current issue of "The Village Voice," and scanned the back page ads while I stepped outside for a smoke. The ads defy categorization and run from "Learn How to Bartend!" to "Penile * Vaginal * Anal Wart Treatment." A number of them arrested my attention and I thought they'd make for interesting writing prompts (in other words - pick an ad and write the story of what happened to warrant the ad or what happens after it's posted, that kinda thing). YMMV, but if you're feeling stuck on a current project it might make for a fun exercise...(or, if these don't grab ya, check out your local papers for ads that do).

(I changed phone numbers and names, just cuz I felt I ought to).

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*Hotel Vigilant*
Single Men's Residence
$140 weekly. (212) 555 - 5555

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To Ethel Jane Eden Bellows
Please tell your security to stop their assault.
I thank you very much.

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C Train Thursday 6/24
We both entered at the same station,
I got off at Jay St/Borough Hall.
Please call me (212) 555 - 5555

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A personal message for Leonardo Dicaprio
Your biological father is alive,
living in Queens & loves you very much.
Would like to meet you to have my DNA tested
to give you final proof.
My name is Harry Cain Ingalls.
Please contact 646.555.5555

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SUE - THE - DOCTOR!!!
Law Offices of T. Lark Meyers
55 - 55 Broadway Blvd. Queens, NY 55555

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Edited to add: the Hotel Vigilant is the place's real name.
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skunk johnson



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I like the last one a lot! Very Happy Get's right to it and prolly brings a lot of business to some ambulance-chasing lawyer. Rolling Eyes
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LostInWalmart



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This one is very tempting:

To Ethel Jane Eden Bellows
Please tell your security to stop their assault.
I thank you very much.

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Sephonae



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I liked the "Hotel Vigilant" one - gave me an idea for a plot point in a project I've had on the back burner. Unfortunately, when I Googled the place, the truth about it proved to be rather sad. http://evgrieve.com/2008/12/checking-out-vigilant-hotel-perfect-for.html
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Hotel Vigilant:
"Not the sort of amenitied lodge one peruses on vacation. Piped of, but, three befouled showers, a pair of sinks, and toilettes of excreta."

I just made rez yesterday at a hotel I've never been too. Hope it's better than the Hotel Vigilant. Shocked
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