Prompt: August 1st, 2020

“It’s too warm.” “It’s too warm.” Nana looks over at me, her worn and tattooed hand hovering above the pie. “But I want to eat some now.” I don’t mean for them to, but the words wiggle out as a whine, making me sound like the whimpering child she taught this recipe to twenty yearsContinue reading “Prompt: August 1st, 2020”

Prompt: July 4th, 2020

“You’re remarkably well-behaved this evening.” “You’re remarkably well-behaved this evening.” The voice slithers from the darkness, coiling around the prisoners neck and sending chills down his spine. “Could be the new manacles? Or the new guard? Or maybe I know how I’m going to die and it’s not here?” The quips are supposed to beContinue reading “Prompt: July 4th, 2020”

Prompt: July 2nd, 2020

“There’s a rumor going around that you’re the man for finding rare and dangerous objects.” “There’s a rumor going around that you’re either a narc or a cop.” I’m sitting on the edge of the lake, on a concrete reinforcement, while the fish float through the water beneath my feet. As I watch a turtleContinue reading “Prompt: July 2nd, 2020”

Prompt: June 30th, 2020

“Hey cutie, are you single?” “We’ve been together for a year now.” “Hey cutie, are you single?” “We’ve been together for a year now.” I roll my eyes, a soft smile tugging at the corners of my mouth. Senator sighs, heavy and put-upon, and flops onto the couch next to me. He peers over atContinue reading “Prompt: June 30th, 2020”

Prompt: June 28th, 2020

“Please groan if you’re alive.” The limp form is slumped just a meter or two from Delia’s feet, close enough to note the slow spread of a stain across the figure’s chest. “Are you alive? Please groan if you’re alive.” Her voice is barely more than a whisper and she goes to chastise herself whenContinue reading “Prompt: June 28th, 2020”

Prompt: June 24th, 2020

Write a  story in the military genre. It’s about a politician and should include a letter. Also use the sentence ‘I will end you for this.’ Bonus prompt: The story involves a fight. The soldier is sitting in the interrogation room, fingering the letter on the chain around her neck, a small V. Her eyesContinue reading “Prompt: June 24th, 2020”

Prompt: June 20th, 2020

“What does that even mean?” We stare at the computer blankly, trying to make sense of the message before us. “What . . . what does that even mean?” She asks me, brow furrowed and lips parted. The posture is alluring, confusion and all, and I have to force myself to turn back to theContinue reading “Prompt: June 20th, 2020”

Prompt: June 18th, 2020

Write a story about a pirate, but from the first person perspective of a prisoner on the ship. Everything was darker than I imagined. Also more wobbly, I guess. When I pictured how this whole scenario might play out with the captain, I must have let the boat thing slip my mind. You’d think I’dContinue reading “Prompt: June 18th, 2020”

Prompt: June 16th, 2020

“That doesn’t sound healthy.” “What the hell is that?” Hayley looks incredulously at her brother and his enormous lunch. The twelve-year-old had clearly made himself lunch with anything that he could find in the fridge. “It’s a sandwich!” Penn offers her a deeply wounded look, insulted that she couldn’t identify his mass of food itemsContinue reading “Prompt: June 16th, 2020”