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    Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:13pm
Hi all! My heat is Thriller/a motel room/a keyboard. I initially interpreted "keyboard" as a piano keyboard, like a 90's Casio situation. When I told my boyfriend about my assignment, he immediately assumed they meant a computer keyboard. Which is definitely what the prompt meant in the first place. 

I've been creative with my interpretations of my setting and subject before. Can I carry on with my piano-keyboard, or should I switch over to a computer-keyboard just to be safe?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrissie0707 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:14pm
Make it fit the story. Do what works for the story, and rock it. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jennifer.quail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:24pm
The prompt said "keyboard"? Then it can be any keyboard. If they meant "computer keyboard" they should have specified.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyberk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:32pm
Agreed, either should be totally fine. As long as you're not actively trying to avoid using the prompt, an unusual interpretation is okay!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheDustyZebra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:50pm
You're well within the scope of the prompt -- a piano keyboard is a keyboard as much as a computer one is. Or a typewriter one. Or a board hanging on the wall with hooks holding keys. The best thing about most prompts is the range of possible interpretations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alexis_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:57pm
Last heat our location was a cable car. Some interpreted it as a mountain cable car, others a tram-style. Creative interpretation seems to be fine and they haven't specified what kind of keyboard.
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