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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.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/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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Exercising the craft—October 19, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Every time she passed the doll on the dresser, it seemed to move. It seemed to watch her. It seemed to be trying to tell her something. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/watching-her/ ***** Haley walked into her room, saw the doll, and took three deep breaths. Her shoulders rounded as her messenger bag slipped… Continue reading Exercising the craft—October 19, 2020

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Exercising the craft—October 12, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “I learned…” https://first50.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/i-learned-2/ ***** I learned how to play board games again. I learned an even more efficient way of strategizing my meals. I learned how easy it is to laugh and to cry. I learned how easy it is to… Continue reading Exercising the craft—October 12, 2020

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Exercising the craft—October 5, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: This morning you bought a stunning old mirror from a little old lady at a flea market. You hung it over your dresser as soon as you got home. Now, as you’re getting ready for bed, you catch a movement in the mirror, though it can’t possibly be your reflection.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—October 5, 2020

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(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