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Exercising the craft—October 14, 2019

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “I wish.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/i-wish-4/ ***** After the waiter took their drink orders, he reached into his briefcase for the documents. She pursed her lips and sat back; he clenched a fist under the table. “I wish…” she began. “I know,” he said.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—October 14, 2019

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Exercising the craft—September 23, 2019

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: The whole town was keeping a secret from the outside world, and they were willing to do anything to protect it. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2019/09/21/town-secret/ ***** Harper leaned on his cane and waved at the thronging media as he approached the small podium to address them. He tried to keep a smile affixed… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 23, 2019

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Writers’ showcase, September 30, 2019

(There’s something whimsical and engaging about this one!) The Hundredth House Had No Walls ***** (Be sure to read the author’s note. This really is a story about loss, love, and healing.) https://www.craftliterary.com/2019/08/30/pig-son-sequoia-nagamatsu/# ***** (The moral? Sometimes it pays — literally! — to listen to people.) Vocation ***** (I actually feel sad for the trolls.)… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, September 30, 2019

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Exercising the craft—September 16, 2019

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: It always started with the oldest building in town. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/old-buildings/ ***** Human nature is a funny thing. No matter how much people try to convince themselves otherwise, they always assume that silence means weakness. That the inability to speak projects a lack of interest in doing so. Silence can be… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 16, 2019

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Exercising the craft—September 9, 2019

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: The villagers spoke of crystal clear waters and snowy peaks that towered in the sky. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/crystal-clear/ ***** Kia Farr couldn’t keep the scowl off her face. She crossed her arms, the closest she would get to sulking. Today of all days, her father needed her to put on a brave… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 9, 2019