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Exercising the craft—March 6, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg

Prompt: [S]hare your first 50 words on the topic “read the instructions.”


Casey’s heart hammered as she swaddled her newborn.

The nurse hid a smile. “You’re doing great.”

The infant whimpered, and Casey shook her head.

“How am I supposed to do this? I don’t know anything about babies!”

This time the nurse couldn’t help grinning. “It’s easy. Just read the instructions.”


3 thoughts on “Exercising the craft—March 6, 2017

    1. Thanks! I really like the First 50 Words idea too. So far I’ve used it for micro fiction, but I’m sure someday one of the prompts will turn into a longer piece.

      I appreciate your comment and reading the story!

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