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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

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Writers’ showcase, August 31, 2020

(Love the way this one builds and its melancholy. I wish we could find out more about the baby and the protagonist.) https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/contests/52/submissions/27729 ***** (You can feel the despair build from the first moments of the story, and it keeps rolling down…like a boulder. Until it sits hard and heavy in your stomach at the… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, August 31, 2020

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Exercising the craft–July 6, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg I wrote this poem for a friend who has had a major health challenge and dealt with treatment with grace and dignity. My friend’s birthday is coming–the first since diagnosis– so I thought it appropriate to share a few words, in free verse, about how my friend and all of us… Continue reading Exercising the craft–July 6, 2020

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Exercising the craft—April 13, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg (an original poem/no prompt) ***** The harshest winds blow, Keeping me inside, at home. Sunbeams say don’t wait,   Because spring has come. The bite in the air may say To wait. But the sun   Shines to remind us That time passes; that nature Will not stop nor wait. ***… Continue reading Exercising the craft—April 13, 2020

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Exercising the craft—March 2, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Write a poem with each line beginning with the words “I remember.” https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/i-remember-3/ ***** I remember the first time I held a sewing needle, so long in my small palm. I remember closing my hand around it, its pinch forcing my fingers to spring open. I remember Mother’s fear when… Continue reading Exercising the craft—March 2, 2020