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…

Sleight of Heart

  This week’s writing prompts for The Mutant 750 Challenge are the image below and word rendezvous. noun – a meeting at an agreed time and place, typically between two people. He said it could quite possibly be the most important text he’d ever sent (to her), and would she like to meet him at…

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.”      

Mercury in Retrograde

This week’s writing prompts for the Mutant 750 Challenge are the image below and the word strain. verb – 1. force (a part of one’s body or oneself) to make a strenuous or unusually great effort. And/Or 2. pour (a mainly liquid substance) through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid…

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…

Burpington Manor

This week’s word prompt for the Mutant 750 Challenge is the word Hound. This visual prompt is the image below.  noun – a dog of a breed used for hunting, especially one able to track by scent. verb – harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.   “Oh, James!” Charlotte gushed. “What a quaint little chalet you’ve chosen…” “I’m so…

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.

The Hook

    This week’s writing prompts for the Mutant 750 Challenge are the word jealous and the image below. 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…

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…