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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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Writers’ Showcase, October 26, 2020

(Somehow I’m getting spooky vibes from this one!) https://apoetryjourney.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/haiku-10-5-2020/ ***** (Definitely read the second-place winner, “What You Can Do in 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds”) https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/97-FE1-Q42020EssayContest.html ***** (I’m always enchanted by Sudha Balagopal’s work, and now she’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!) https://www.thedribbledrabblereview.com/featured-authors ***** (The melancholy…how far is too far? When does one addiction… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase, October 26, 2020

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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