This prompt is based around Patricia Smith’s poem “Listening at the Door” 

First, write down something you’ve overheard (sound, words, etc.). Then go over Patricia’s poem which paints this vivid scene and gives this context all from what she heard. 

Then write the story behind what you overheard. Build the scene. Use sensory detail (feeding the 5 senses) as much as possible. 

Make sure to close with dramatic effect.