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Exercising the craft—November 22, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: A family gathers around the dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner. Someone (or something) unexpected appears. Who or what has arrived? https://www.writermag.com/writing-inspiration/writing-prompts/turkey-time/ ***** Margie hefted the platter with the turkey on it, skirting around her mother-in-law, Blanche. “Ooh, that looks a little dry, dear,” Blanche said, narrowing her eyes for… Continue reading Exercising the craft—November 22, 2021

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Exercising the craft—November 15, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: I told myself that nothing bad could happen during the middle of the day. ***** The gunfire had stopped…for now. I held my weapon close to me as I crouched next to the window. Its barrel grazed my cheek, still warm from the last time I fired. We’d been at… Continue reading Exercising the craft—November 15, 2021

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Exercising the craft—November 8, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: She slept on the cold floor, wrapped in an old and filthy sleeping bag. ***** Kirk grimaced and crossed his arms as she slung the sleeping bag over her shoulder and stuffed a couple of essentials in a bag. “This is a terrible idea,” he said. She didn’t answer. “Are… Continue reading Exercising the craft—November 8, 2021

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Exercising the craft—November 1, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “as a kid.” ***** As a kid, I thought others could see the lights too. They winked at me for the first time when Daddy took Gale and me hunting. I told Gale about them; she rolled her eyes. “You’re dumb.”… Continue reading Exercising the craft—November 1, 2021

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Exercising the craft—October 11, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Stonehenge had disappeared during the night. ***** Are we good to go, Colin? Where, over here? Make up your mind, they’ll be starting any moment. The… Well, I can’t do anything about the angle of the bloody sun, now, can I? Wait, that’s the producer in my ear. In five…four…three…… Continue reading Exercising the craft—October 11, 2021