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Exercising the craft—September 20, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: We thought magic was gone from the village. Turns out we were wrong. Very, very wrong. (This week’s story is a continuation of last week’s piece. I didn’t plan to do this when I first started looking for prompts, but it gave me a chance to continue what ended being… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 20, 2021

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Exercising the craft—September 13, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: The magic no longer flowed through her family’s veins. It had died out generations ago. Or at least, that’s what they’d been told. ***** Keira pulled her deep hood forward, as much to hide her face as to mask the sound of the shovels hitting the earth. She couldn’t ignore… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 13, 2021

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Exercising the craft—September 6, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “just once.” ***** He muttered a goodbye in her direction, for the kids’ benefit. After everyone left, she sat with mug in hand. Her body slumped in slow motion against the sofa. Tension from the night before made her throat tight.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 6, 2021

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Writers’ showcase, August 30, 2021

(Sometimes the silence is the loudest of all.) https://apoetryjourney.wordpress.com/2021/07/08/haiku-7-8-2021/ ***** (The discovery that we’re people beyond what we show our loved ones!) ***** (All kinds of freaky fun!) ***** (The last two pieces here — “Learning to Weep” and “Silent Night” — caught my eye. So much hurt in such small spaces.) https://www.writermag.com/contests/explore/read-the-six-finalists-from-our-2020-100-word-contest/