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.”      

Mercury in Retrograde

  "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 [...]

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 [...]