Time

His heart stopped the day the clock stopped ticking. It’s been ticking in his head since he was born, and now it’s stopped. What does it mean? Had he finally gone insane? Had he gone deaf? The next thing he knew, a blinding light shone across his city, and then the world. Once it disappeared, […]

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The Alphabet Poem

Alphabet Poem Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet. Have the first line start with the letter “A,” the second “B,” the third “C,” etc. A lone leaf blows in the wind. Blowing to wherever life takes him. Cats and their offspring try to catch him, but he’s too quick to […]

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Office Stories

Mystery Cookie One day you come into work and find a cookie mysteriously placed on your desk. Grateful to whoever left this anonymous cookie, you eat it. The next morning you come in and find another cookie. This continues for months until one day a different object is left—and this time there’s a note. I […]

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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away You bump into an ex-lover on Valentine’s Day—the one whom you often call “The One That Got Away.” What happens? Today is by far my least favorite day of the year. Stores filled with hearts, candy, flowers and unnecessarily giant teddy bears. The site of anything love related makes me […]

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Breaking Up

  Breaking Up With Writers Block It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s Block, starting out with, “Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me …” Dear Writers Block, It’s not you, it’s me… I mean, don’t get me wrong. You’re so great. You can’t […]

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Flash Fiction

This is from a Flash Fiction challenge in my writing group. The theme is “beginnings” and could be no more than 150 words. Enjoy!   I’ve been trapped inside this microscopic room my entire life with no trace of how I got here. It’s so cramped that I can’t stretch my legs out fully. No […]

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* Day 30ish – Highs & Lows

Day 30 of the Writing Challenge! Your highs and lows for the month. Highs: FINISHING THIS WRITING CHALLENGE. For real, I’m glad it’s over. Having at least one beta reader finish my revised manuscript. (Thank you, Sarah.) Getting to paint my patronus from Harry Potter. (Pic below!) Discovering ‘Black Mirror’ on Netflix. Getting my book […]

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