You Betcha!

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!”    

Apart from Genetics

  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…

Dadgum Earl

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.”      

Claim to (de)Fame

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.    

A Blue Bubba

  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…

The Other Half

  This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the word green. Definition: n. – a common or park in the center of a town or village. Exactly 39 words. I was eating lunch on the green when I met this three-legged dog. He looked hungry so I split my liverwurst sandwich with…

Marooned

    This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge is the word, marooned.  ***   Why can’t it be like it was in the beginning?   You and me So young and happy and in love. We were a team and had each other’s backs before the secret phone calls and all…

Pith

This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the word, “sticky.” Exactly thirteen words. A rolling stone gathers no moss unless someone pours maple syrup on it.

Hellenism

  This week’s prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Writing Challenge is the image below. Exactly 52 words. “Helen?” “Yes, Jim?” “Are those goats I see?” “Stunning, aren’t they?” “Absolutely breathtaking! But…” “But what?” “Remember last years’ cow fiasco? We certainly don’t want to go through that again… up & down, down & up.” “Jim, don’t be…

Sound of Clouds

This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the word chip. Exactly 39 words. ** The sound of clouds tastes silver and feels like a harp string in C#. Just like Tuesdays are yellow Thursdays are shiny green mosaic chips Sunshine smells magenta Thunder tastes orange but sounds like brown When you have…

Broken Crowns

  This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the word pour. Exactly 26 words.   Henry had been wrestling with this demon for years. Today, he’d found the strength to dump the last bottle of Crown. After just one more sip.        

Stereotyping

This week’s writing prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge is the image accompanying this little piece, “Burnt Toast” by Rick Warren. Exactly 26 words. ** Bonjour! My name is Pierre. I am a French Toaster. You may think I can make French Toast, but this is not the case. See below.