What was that? Just there out of the corner of your eye? Was it the girl you have a crush on, looking your way? Was it your husband, checking illicit text messages? Was there something there in the shadows, waiting for you to pass? Your partner checking his gun before getting out of the patrol … More Volume 1 Prompt 30
This week, dear writers, write whatever story you wish but it must end with the line “There was no other way.” Are the ideas coming to you already? Good. Now get writing.
In Japanese, the kanji for autumn has two radicals: grains and fire (秋). Before living here, I did not understand how this came to be but if you happen to visit a rural landscape in September and October, you’ll have an immediate explanation: after the farmers harvest the rice and late summer vegetables, they burn … More Volume 1 Prompt 28: Fire
Hello there. This week’s prompt is brought to you by regular contributor Sunil Sharma. To quote him directly (so you can get the full feel of the prompt): The Voice Heard on a bus, train, tram; or radio show or on phone or an ad on TV. Voice that leaves one mesmerized! So have at … More Week 27: Prompt
Welcome to week 25. This week’s prompt requires a little research. What happened on this day in the year you were born? (“This day” being the day you write the story.) My suggestion is to look at the headlines and go from there. Like for instance, on September 10th, 1979 Cleveland began bussing students, arson … More Week 25: Prompt
A little late this week because, well, Mondays. Yesterday was a bit more tiresome than usual due to my classes starting up again and the fact that I am from Jacksonville. It has given me a lot to think about, regarding gun rights and violence and racial disparity. I will write about it elsewhere but … More Week 24: Prompt