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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.

The gym, she remembered. Kathy… Maybe I’ll skip class, just this once.

*****

Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “six weeks.”

In six weeks, you can go from being an almost-mother to not.

You can go from being a wife to not.

You can go from being a homeowner to not.

In six weeks, you can lose it all.

Or, free from society’s expectations and the past, you can begin again.

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