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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 4, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Share your first 50 words on the topic “just once.” ***** “Go to the gas station on Elm,” he said, voice terse. “It’s cheaper.” I left, my fist clenching my purse strap. Just once, I thought, I’d love to keep driving. I saw an exit coming and remembered the pressure… Continue reading Exercising the craft—October 4, 2021

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Exercising the craft—September 6, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “just once.” ***** He muttered a goodbye in her direction, for the kids’ benefit. After everyone left, she sat with mug in hand. Her body slumped in slow motion against the sofa. Tension from the night before made her throat tight.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—September 6, 2021

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Exercising the craft—May 10, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Invite an unexpected visitor into your story. https://www.writersdigest.com/be-inspired/plot-twist-story-prompts-unexpected-visitor ***** She smiled at the small, enthusiastic group gathered for the book signing. Her husband’s arm came around her, squeezed with pride. Her cheeks flushed; they exchanged a grin. Looking back, she saw someone enter the store. She blinked twice, three times,… Continue reading Exercising the craft—May 10, 2021

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Exercising the craft—March 8, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: “On guitar” Please share your first 50 words on the topic “and on guitar.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/and-on-guitar/ ***** “And on guitar…” The crowd roared, and the lead singer grinned into the microphone. “I don’t even need to introduce her, do I? You guys know her better than me by now.” The guitarist’s… Continue reading Exercising the craft—March 8, 2021