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…

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…

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…

Monte

This week’s writing prompts for the Mutant 750 Challenge are the image below and the word, score in the verb tense, meaning to cut or scratch a notch or line on (a surface). To Monte, it seemed as if they’d been walking for days. He wished they could stop for a snack & a drink…

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.        

Eddie’s Underwear

  This week’s visual prompt for the Mutant 750 writing challenge is the image below. The word prompt is underwear. It was a wilder-than-usual Friday night at The Rubber Oyster. The place was packed. At 8:30pm, the waiting list was still over an hour and a half. Customers were three-deep at the bar, clamoring for Harvey…

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.  

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…

Company

  This week’s writing prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge are the words kitchen, squid, and shampoo. Exactly 26 words. ** “Did you know there’s a squid in the kitchen?”   “But it’s only Monday…” “Yeah, so?” “Usually he stops by on Tuesdays when I shampoo the calamari.”