Carmen stared at the stately building through a hot splash of tears. It was 12:10 now, and it was over. Everything was over. Yet in another sense it was just beginning. Standing there in person on the edge of the narrow pathway added a whole new dimension to her grief. She should have been the [...]
This week's writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the image below. Exactly 13 words. "Anodder invention, Olie?" "A canoe, Sven." "Tink it vill hold vater?" "You betcha!"
This week's writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the word inherit. Exactly 39 words. *** I inherited my dad's brown eyes and dark curly hair. I've got my mom's straight nose, stubby legs and haughty attitude. Where my third arm comes from, no one speculates. That subject is double-dog taboo. There’s a story [...]
This week's writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the image below, taken by our very own Tony Lovell. Exactly 26 words “Dadgum, Earl. Watchin’ grass grow’s funner’n this. “Looky—anothern’s crossin! Yee-haw!” “Can we go cow-tippin’ now?” “Bambi-Jo! Ain’t but our first date.” “It’s our last, too.”
"This is the library?" Jennie stared out the passenger side window of their Porsche. "Oh, it's more than just a library," Marcus explained patiently. "This is also the fresh market, greenhouse, and community center." "Community center?" Jennie sniffed. "How do you figure? The place is deserted!" "It's lunchtime," Marcus countered. "Everybody is home, eating. They'll [...]
This week's writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the word, blacken. v. – damage or destroy (someone’s good reputation); defame. Exactly 13 words. When my ex-husband got done talking smack, my reputation stunk like blackened sewage.
This week's writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge is the word blues. Definition: n. – a song often of lamentation characterized by usually 12-bar phrases, 3-line stanzas in which the words of the second line usually repeat those of the first, and continual occurrence of blue notes in melody and harmony Exactly [...]