Category: fiction

  • Story Prompt- Construction Worker

    Story Prompt- Construction Worker

    Writing Prompt: Protagonist: Robert the Construction Worker Obstacles: The woman in 2C. Goal: To get a new apartment Action: Walks Starting Sentence: Robert’s uncle was released from prison the year he turned five. Random Sentence: The birds flew overhead, as though they knew what was yet to come. Final Sentence/Statement: He was finally free. Other…

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  • Sound of Silence

    Sound of Silence

    Writing Prompt: Write about a noise or a silence that doesn’t go away. From: “The Pocket Muse, Ideas and Inspirations for Writing,” by Monica Wood. Photo from: hnt6581 on Flickr- The silence started on a Friday. It was deafening. You wouldn’t think it would be, with it being silence and all, but it was.…

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  • A Trip To Remember

    A Trip To Remember

    Her boyfriend paddled their canoe faster, splashing water into the canoe. “I don’t know why you insisted we go on this trip anyway. It’s so stupid.” “Just give it a chance, Nash. It could be fun if you let it.” “Fun? It’s not fun for me.” She sighed. She’d begged him to try birdwatching with…

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  • What The Pet Hears II

    What The Pet Hears II

    What The Pet Hears, Part 2 Madelynn rubbed her ears and sighed loudly. “What am I going to do, Molly? Al’s been a jerk again. I know better, Mols, but I love him. I just can’t bring myself to go somewhere else.” Molly whined and looked up at Madelynn with her big brown eyes. They…

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  • I Remember

    I Remember

    Writing Prompt: Start your story with the lines “I remember.” I remember the night the owl landed on the pole near our house. It was the same night my grandma died, the same night my life changed forever. My grandma was my everything, the one who I could always count on to help me when…

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  • Back Road Writing Prompt

    Back Road Writing Prompt

    Back Road Writing Prompt: Go for a drive along a back road. Take a notebook and pen/pencil with you, and/or take a photo of the back road. When you are back home, or can find a safe place to park, create a list of everything you remember seeing along the back road. Back Road: Egert…

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  • Bamboo Bumblebee

    Bamboo Bumblebee

    Bamboo flew from flower to flower, trying to gather the pollen and nectar. She’d been going at it all day, and the sun was getting lower in the sky, but they needed food. Exhausted, she took a moment to rest at the next flower before moving on. Winter had been rough, and they needed as…

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  • What The Pet Hears

    What The Pet Hears

    Writing Prompt: Unbeknownst to humans, house pets can understand everything we say. Molly closed her eyes, laid her head gently on her owner’s lap and sighed. She was tired of her owner arguing with everything the short, fat man said. Besides that, she’d overheard the short fat man talking when her owner wasn’t around. He planned…

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  • Rain of Rebuilding Hope XII

    Rain of Rebuilding Hope XII

    “Have you seen Draven?”  The soldier stared at Raven, expecting an answer.  She had been staring out the windows in the long hallway of the campus building.  They’d turned an old college campus into a refuge for the entire group.  Her brother had some of their people take fencing from a local prison to surround…

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  • Lake View Prompt

    Lake View Prompt

    Writing Prompt: Write a short story to go with this photo.

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  • Rain of Rebuilding Hope XI

    Rain of Rebuilding Hope XI

    The closer they got to base, the clearer the sky became. By the time they reached the base, the sun was out and glared in their eyes as the truck came to a stop and Draven opened the back. Their base was an old college her brother had converted into a compound. It was surrounded…

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