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Writers showcase, June 26, 2017

(It’s always great to win, but my favorites are the two second-place stories here.) https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/lost-in-translation-writing-contest-results/ *** (Freaky and crazy, but you won’t want to stop reading until the end.) http://necessaryfiction.com/stories/DianaClarkeWikipedia *** (A longer piece, but it’ll draw you in bit by bit. Let it.) https://www.carvezine.com/story/2017-spring-pearson

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Exercising the craft—June 19, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “toxic.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/toxic/ *** I didn’t know that even good things could add toxicity to my life. Family visits. Summer vacation. Long days. New books. When I want to write, these things—and more—leach into my time. They poison the pool of availability.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 19, 2017

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Exercising the craft—May 22, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: “Pack your things; this place is not your home.” https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/pack-your-things/ ***** “Pack your things; this place is no longer your home.” “But can’t we at least—” “Nope. Just get your stuff out. I don’t want to hear anything.” “Aren’t you the least bit interested in trying to work this out?”… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 22, 2017

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Exercising the craft—May 15, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Your old villain quit over creative differences, so you’ve put yourself in charge of hiring a new villain for your novel. What questions do you ask? What does the new villain’s resume say? Write this scene as if it were a job interview. http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts/hiring-new-villain ***** I rubbed my eyes with… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 15, 2017

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Exercising the craft—May 8, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: She opened her apartment door to hundreds of roses. She knew they were from him; he had found her. http://www.hollowayshideaway.com/2016/09/25/romance-writing-prompts-september-2016/ ***** Natalee put the key in the lock to her apartment, sighing with relief when she heard the familiar click. What—a—day, she thought, pushing into the door with her shoulder.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 8, 2017