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…

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…

Melvin’s Lament

  This week’s prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge are, troll, sea floor, and mirror. In exactly 52 words: ** Melvin is a merman fraught with angst. His parents’ irresponsible and haphazard interspecies coupling left him with a laundry list of psychological disorders to navigate: “Mirror, mirror on the sea floor, what am I…

Bequeathal

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…