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Memory Loss

Writing Prompt: Write about a character with an unreliable memory. Tilly stared up at the building above her. It looked familiar, but she’d forgotten where she was and where she was supposed to go. Glancing down at her watch, the time read 7:40am. It felt like she was supposed to be somewhere, but she wasn’t sure where. Drawing in a deep breath, she let it … Continue reading Memory Loss

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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 walking slowly across the road Cardinal flying Dirt Gravel Trees … Continue reading Back Road Writing Prompt

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Bursting Forth

Slowly pushing up through the ground, Rising higher and higher, Growing each and every day. Rising higher and higher, Breaking ground, rising up, Rising higher and higher. Pushing towards the sky, Rising higher and higher, Slowing, stopping, opening. Rising higher and higher, Color spreading out further and further, Rising higher and higher, Bursting forth. Writing Prompt: Write a poem about the photo. Continue reading Bursting Forth

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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 much food as they could gather with spring finally arriving. … Continue reading Bamboo Bumblebee

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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 to sell the place and put her and Madelynn out … Continue reading What The Pet Hears

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Light Bursts Through

Darkness covers the land, dark and cold. It stays that way, chilly and eerie until suddenly, something begins to change. A light appears, gently bursts into the darkness. It creeps over the horizon, gently rising, illuminating the day. It is bright, but gentle, glowing as it appears over the water. Orange glow, it comes up slowly, appearing at first as just a low light Then … Continue reading Light Bursts Through

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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 the campus.  When that hadn’t been enough, they scrounged up … Continue reading Rain of Rebuilding Hope XII

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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 by barbed wire fence to keep the biters out, but … Continue reading Rain of Rebuilding Hope XI

Rain of Rebuilding Hope X

He opened his eyes just as a bear went flying up on the windshield, causing a large crack and bounced off. Alistair braced himself as Troy tried to bring the vehicle safely to a stop. They swerved a little, but finally came to a halt. “Everyone ok?” Troy looked in the rear-view mirror at Brielle and David. “Yeah, we’re good.” David’s deep voice didn’t give … Continue reading Rain of Rebuilding Hope X