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Context and Description: The Core Ingredients of Engaging Narrative

LaRoche leaned over the edge and gazed down on the street below.

There wasn’t even a single car.

That wasn’t unusual, because it was 1723. Louis XV had just attained his majority, and it wouldn’t be long before the Treaty of St. Petersburg was signed.

Then he jumped.

Then he landed.

Today’s fifty-word story was partially inspired by reading Les Miserables, which is a very description-heavy, context-heavy book. Lord of the Rings is another. I love them both.