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Writers’ showcase, February 24, 2020

(You can feel the longing for all things home throughout this flash fiction.) https://splitlipthemag.com/features/0220/sudha-balagopal ***** (Invokes the old-world sensibility of Sherlock Holmes’ time with a fresh, fun twist. A little long but worth the read.) The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword ***** (You don’t know whether to let your mouth drop open in shock… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, February 24, 2020

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Exercising the craft—February 17, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Your first 50 words with “the policy.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-policy/ ***** Jan sat with her head in her hands at her desk. The policy covered a variety of scenarios: how to handle a jerk using the matchmaking service for a good time or how to look out for stalkers and psychos. But… Continue reading Exercising the craft—February 17, 2020

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Exercising the craft—February 10, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: There was a blood trail that ended at the kitchen door. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2020/02/10/blood-trail/ ***** Charlie’s heart beat so loud in his ears, he had trouble hearing his own breathing. Although moonlight streaked through the curtains into the bedroom, the shadows made him blink once, twice, three times. Was that…a body on… Continue reading Exercising the craft—February 10, 2020

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Writers’ Showcase, January 27, 2020

(I hate cockroaches too.) https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/94-FE1-Q12020EssayContest.html ***** (Just because something changes form doesn’t mean it loses purpose.) https://thestoryfiles.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/bones/ ***** (I love the quietude in this haiku.) ***** (Standing up for the right thing is hard and complicated. And necessary.)

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Exercising the craft—January 20, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: She had an unfortunate moment of weakness. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/unfortunate/ ***** The alarm clock blared, and Alisha jolted awake. She pushed herself to a sitting position and regretted it right away. Was that last round of shots really necessary? And where had Nathan found that bar? He didn’t even live in LA.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 20, 2020