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Exercising the craft—January 6, 2020

Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “the train.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/the-train/ ***** I fidgeted on the platform, staring at the paper from my classmate. The previous day, in the campus coffee shop, she’d explained the train system. Her ease with big-city transportation mystified me, a girl from a coastal town who’d only ridden… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 6, 2020

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Writers showcase, December 31, 2018

(A good question to lead into the new year.) Stand ***** (How about a little freakiness for your Monday morning?) From “The Mother of Whispers” by Susana Alma ***** (Now for a little bit of sweetness and truth to balance it all out.) Final Evaluation – A short, short story ***** (One last piece to make you… Continue reading Writers showcase, December 31, 2018

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Writers showcase, October 29, 2018

(Anyone up for a treasure hunt? :>) From “A Golden Tail” by Sarah Magdalena Delahaye *** (A little bit of freakiness for your Halloween week.) https://www.carvezine.com/story/2018-summer-li *** (This one allows for a look into another way of life. Thought-provoking read.) https://newmillenniumwritings.org/43rd-writing-contest-nonfiction-prize/

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Writers showcase, April 5, 2018

(It takes a couple of paragraphs to get the hang of this one, but once you do it really makes you think.) https://mastersreview.com/new-voices/together-maureen-amanda-emil-anderson/ *** (In which you get everything but are still left with questions. :>) http://necessaryfiction.com/stories/LucaRicciTheAnnouncement *** (What?? No! What happens next??) From “The Secret of Cicero Park Station” by Rosica CrequeRosica CrequeRosica Creque ***… Continue reading Writers showcase, April 5, 2018

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Exercising the craft—January 26, 2018

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt—Strategy. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/strategy/ ***** In February of 2010 I started The Write Edge with a basic strategy in mind: use the pressure of a weekly blog to force me to write. At the time I had two young children—almost 4 years old… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 26, 2018