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Exercising the craft—June 20, 2022

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Write a piece of prose or a poem in exactly 47 words using the word “Blowing” ***** “Where do you want to go first?” his wife asked as she wheeled him out of the hospital and to the car. “Home to the back yard,” he said, testing his post-Covid lungs… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 20, 2022

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Exercising the craft—June 13, 2022

By Ekta R. Garg (This week’s story is a continuation from last week.) Prompt: The world is in shock after a commercial plane filled with passengers was found to be completely devoid of people after landing. You are in charge of extracting the black box’s date and what you found was beyond any explanation. *****… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 13, 2022

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Exercising the craft—June 6, 2022

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: The world is in shock after a commercial plane filled with passengers was found to be completely devoid of people after landing. You are in charge of extracting the black box’s date and what you found was beyond any explanation. ***** Meera fiddled with her badge as she waited for… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 6, 2022

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Writers’ showcase, May 30, 2022

(This one freaked me out!) ***** (Of the three winners from the contest, this one was my favorite. Melancholic and bittersweet.) ***** (Writing in second person is so hard to do. When it’s done well, stories like this one are the result.) https://www.writermag.com/contests/explore/spring-contest-winner-winter/ ***** (To me, “Store Aisles I Passed Through Before Leaving Town” was… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, May 30, 2022

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Exercising the craft—May 23, 2022

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: A skeleton had been found in the forest; rumors were spreading quickly. ***** Gaby heard the K-9 unit barking and ran to the front door to spy. Through the peephole, she watched as the dogs tugged on their leashes and the handlers followed. The group was quite the mix, but… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 23, 2022