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Writing prompts for Monday, August 21, 2017

Prompt # 1 You’re the lead singer/songwriter of a band that’s working on its debut album. You’re one song short, until you’re longtime significant other unexpectedly breaks your heart. Filled with sadness, you compose a song that expresses how you feel—and that song completes the album. Write the lyrics to that song. http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts/broken-hearted-song *** Prompt… Continue reading Writing prompts for Monday, August 21, 2017

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Exercising the craft—August 14, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: You’ve been going to the same bar every night for the past five years. In fact, you’re such a regular that when you enter the, the other patrons yell your name and the bartender already has your drink waiting for you. But then one Friday you arrive and no one… Continue reading Exercising the craft—August 14, 2017

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Exercising the craft—August 7, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: [S]hare your first 50 words on the topic “goodbye.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/goodbye-3/ *** Within minutes of “hello” on the phone, a tumble of memories rotate through my mind. The places we went, the fun we had, the ice cream we shared. After so many years, I realize, nothing has changed. And I… Continue reading Exercising the craft—August 7, 2017

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Writers showcase, Monday, July 31, 2017

(I wish we could find out what happened next!) http://necessaryfiction.com/stories/JonathanCrowlHotelInheritance *** (The first story, “This Heady Thing Called Love”; so true to what real love, and life, are like) https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/issue-14-june-2017/#more-2495 *** (Corny, but it’ll make you smile anyway.) https://shawncowling.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/lennys-edit/ *** (A little older, but I love the imagery and the use of personification here.) Haiku… Continue reading Writers showcase, Monday, July 31, 2017

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Exercising the craft—July 24, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg This week’s writing prompt came from our recent travels to Greece and our visit to the island of Santorini. We learned about the Minoan people of the town of Akrotiri, their astounding advanced civilization, and the mystery of their disappearance. A volcano eruption in the mid-1600s changed the landscape of the… Continue reading Exercising the craft—July 24, 2017