This week’s word prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge are Strand and Field.

Exactly 52 words.

Strand: n.

1a : fibers or filaments twisted, plaited, or laid parallel to form a unit for further twisting or plaiting into yarn, thread, rope, or cordage b : one of the wires twisted together or laid parallel to form a wire rope or cable c : something (as a molecular chain) resembling a strand <a strand of DNA>

2: an element (as a yarn or thread) of a woven or plaited material

3: an elongated or twisted and plaited body resembling a rope <a strand of pearls>

4: one of the elements interwoven in a complex whole <one strand of the novel’s plot>


Field: n.

1a : an open area of land without trees or buildings

b : an area of land that has a special use

c : an area of work, study, etc…


It had been ten years and still

there were no suspects.

The cops found the strand of pearls in the field behind Sam’s junkyard. Sheila’s mother left them to her. It was the best thing she had to give.

They weren’t real, but whoever got Sheila that night

must’ve thought they were.

Courtesy of oldsoulnewheart

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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