Exercising the craft—January 9, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg

Prompt: Write the first 50 words in response to the prompt “good night.”



The mother fought the waver in her throat before it could make her words shudder through the phone.

“Settled in?”


“Locked the door?”


“Sorry, force of habit. Love you, sweetheart.”

“Love you too, Mom.”

“Hope your first day goes well.”

A chuckle. “Miss you too. Bye.”

“Good night.”