Daily Prompt: Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Apples, oranges and chocolate, no more. Bordering on poverty, the parents figured to eat better with two than four. […]
Writing Prompt: Finish this sentence: It was a dark and stormy night. So I drew the curtains and flipped on the lights. No point in making this night any creepier than it was already set to be.
“She recognized that this is how friendships begin: One person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.” – Meg Wolitzer Tell a story in which a character reveals a moment of strangeness to another character. The child sat on the marble floor, right there in […]
Daily Prompt: Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about. I hate absolutes! My nature is just oppositional enough to resist anything or anyone telling me what I will or won’t do . . . EVER! My initial reaction to this prompt was to say no personal details and no politics. However, I have […]
Daily Prompt: You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic. What is it? I rolled from our bed, head throbbing, throat dry. I struggled to open an eye. Eight am. Overslept again. The past couple days have been a real struggle. Let me stop lying . . . at least to myself. […]
Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. The annoying and extremely loud 5 am klaxon of an alarm clock that I stupidly forgot to disengage the night before, yanked me from a […]
Daily Prompt: What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you? This is an easy one: “I’m a Believer” by Smash Mouth. The one featured in the movie Shrek (2001), not necessarily the version done by The Monkeys. My […]