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Exercising the craft—January 11, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Share your first 50 words on the topic “come here.” ***** The megalomaniac broke every modicum of dignity, so the people fought back. They demanded justice. They dared him to a contest of virtues. He hid in his tower, peeping above a wall, claiming hurt, hurling invectives, encouraging falsehoods,… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 11, 2021


Exercising the craft—January 4, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Write about someone whose job is to help people leave their old lives behind. ***** So, okay, look, let’s get one thing straight: I don’t get any kicks outta ordering people around. That just comes with the territory, all right? I been at this job 52 years now, and,… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 4, 2021


Writers’ showcase, December 28, 2020

(The ache and melancholy are ever-present.) ***** (Love the worldbuilding in this story! I want to know more.) ***** (The layers in this story will leave you in thought long after it’s done.) ***** (A reminder that the holidays can be joyous or painful, depending on who you’re with.)


Exercising the craft—December 7, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Write about someone hosting a cookie exchange as a cover to hide the true reason for inviting one of their guests. ***** Maureen’s stomach fluttered as she grabbed two oversized plates of Christmas cookies from the kitchen counter and carried them to the dining table in her townhome. Why… Continue reading Exercising the craft—December 7, 2020