This week’s prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press is the word spell. v. 1. to read slowly and with difficulty 2. a spoken word or form of words held to have magic power When her date demonstrated a remarkable fluency in flatulence, the spell was broken.
The prompt this week at 100wcgu is …EMERALD… Check out Julia’s Place to learn more about the One Hundred Word Challenge for Grown-ups. I was thrilled—no, ecstatic—when I learned I was pregnant with you. Each day I fell in love with you a little more as this tiny life grew and stirred inside me. I couldn’t wait […]
When loud words form on angry lips, a child’s face prunes-up in temper tantrum mode, or the 10:00 news reports (repeats!) humankind’s brutal and apathetic disregard— I mute the world. You see, Hearing aids allow one to create or modify reality.
This week’s prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press are the words orphan and inherent. Exactly 39 words. ΠΡ Mom died the semester before I was to graduate from University. Somehow, she’d persuaded me to walk–so inherently proud of my accomplishments Yes, well. eventually, my diploma came in the mail. innocuously, […]
Three marriages; three divorces. Countless boyfriends and one-night stands but still no Mr. Right— not even a Mr. Close Enough. Six kids: two in prison three unaccounted for; one baby-bump and a big, fat drug habit. “Well done, my child. Well done!”
“Noah, this boat of yours is dreck!” “It’s an ark, Naamah. An ark.” “Ark; Schmark!” “Go check on the animals, will ya?” “They’re drenched. Nu?” “So, what can I do?” “Patch the leaks?” “Do I look like an ark-hole bunger to you?”
I tried everything: friends of friends, online dating and meetup groups. No luck. Then one day I took a walk in the desert, and there it was. Slithering out from under a rock with the rest of the snakes— my future ex-husband.
Check out The One-Minute Writer! Have I Got a Deal for YOU! You watch countless people do it every day. They make it look so easy! Even children do it with positive results: Ever wished that you, too, had the ability to cross the street without being hit by a car, bus, or dump truck? (Lose the helmet. Your […]
Thiss week’s prompt at Grammar Ghoul Press‘ Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is to create a piece of fiction in 26 words, inspired by the image below. ΠΡ Admittedly, he’d been distracted by the growling bear, but he’d only turned his back for a moment. No matter! The hot dogs were burnt beyond recognition.
Click to learn more about The Blog Propellant. The lawn was weedy and overgrown. It had been that way for months, maybe longer. Who gives a fuck about the grass? It had happened again. She walked right into another friendship/relationship trap. Eyes wide open and common sense on hiatus. Fraught with peril it was, with no chance of […]