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Exercising the craft—January 11, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Share your first 50 words on the topic “come here.” ***** The megalomaniac broke every modicum of dignity, so the people fought back. They demanded justice. They dared him to a contest of virtues. He hid in his tower, peeping above a wall, claiming hurt, hurling invectives, encouraging falsehoods,… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 11, 2021

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Writers’ Showcase, October 26, 2020

(Somehow I’m getting spooky vibes from this one!) ***** (Definitely read the second-place winner, “What You Can Do in 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds”) ***** (I’m always enchanted by Sudha Balagopal’s work, and now she’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!) ***** (The melancholy…how far is too far? When does one addiction… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase, October 26, 2020

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Writers’ Showcase

(It may be fiction, but it reads like reality. Hubris, even with hints of altruism, can still bring an end to life as we know it.) Solution ***** (This one continues with more parts. Creepy and fun all at the same time.) From “The First Woodcut” by Amanda Elton and Ben Evarts ***** (Beware the longing… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase

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Writers’ Showcase, June 29, 2020

(Listen to these three writers share how they got started in writing and what keeps them going.) Profiles in Encouragement 003 – Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania ***** (I think we can all relate to this one!) KATE FELLOWES: Whodunnit ***** (I can practically smell the noodles boiling! I have to confess, though, I… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase, June 29, 2020

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Exercising the craft—June 1, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Instead of choosing a writing prompt from the web, I’ve decided to share some thoughts on recent events. Call it an exercise in creative nonfiction. Last night, we stayed up late to watch the 2017 Hindi film “Secret Superstar.” We’ve seen it many times before, and it’s become a family favorite.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 1, 2020