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Exercising the craft—June 8, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Dialogue prompt: “Mom, when did you get that tattoo?” “It’s not a tattoo.” “Then what is it?” “Don’t worry about it.” https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/not-a-tattoo/ ***** Zoe sank deeper into the tub. She’d already sat in it for 30 minutes, and the water had turned a degree or two above tepid. Yet she couldn’t… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 8, 2020

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Exercising the craft—June 1, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Instead of choosing a writing prompt from the web, I’ve decided to share some thoughts on recent events. Call it an exercise in creative nonfiction. Last night, we stayed up late to watch the 2017 Hindi film “Secret Superstar.” We’ve seen it many times before, and it’s become a family favorite.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 1, 2020

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Writers’ showcase, May 25, 2020

(Such a poignant moment in so few words.) JANINE IWAYA: Song Bird ***** (Let’s be honest, wouldn’t we all want to do what she did?) *This link contains another link to the actual story. http://www.nwwestbrook-writing.us/?p=615 ***** (Ben is incredible. This poem is chilling.) Miscarriage ***** (If you’re up for a good, old-fashioned creepy story, start… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, May 25, 2020

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Exercising the craft—May 18, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: There have always been legends about the dragons in the hills. I’m just not so sure anymore that they’re legends. https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2020/05/12/in-the-hills/ ***** Every morning for the last week, I’ve done the same things. I eat breakfast with my folks. I try to duck out of the way when my older… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 18, 2020

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Exercising the craft—May 11, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “the yard.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/the-yard/ ***** The agent would brag about the hardwood and the marble, but the yard always sunk the sale. A mansion with an alley. Until today, when the single guy stuck his head out the door, glanced, shrugged, and… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 11, 2020