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10-Minute Writing Exercise

I haven’t felt much like writing lately, but today I decided to gather my laptop, journal, pen and pencil and head to my local coffee shop, do some people watching and maybe get a little bit of writing in. I was doing a bit of people watching and searching for story starters because nothing was […]

Day 14: Cleo [L]amb

Cleo Lamb always greeted you with a smile and a bubbly hello. She always came with a helping hand and words of encouragement. Then one day all of a sudden it changed. There were no smiles, no more bubbly hellos or helping hands or words of encouragement. Nothing. It was if the Cleo Lamb we […]

Day 13: [K]iller

Mary woke to a migraine and something gently brushing her leg. When she looked down she saw it was Addy. Mary gently stroked her hair. She touched Jay’s arm and whispered ‘Jay’. He woke with a start. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I didn’t mean to startle you. It’s eight o’clock. You’re supposed to be at […]

Day 12: [J]ailer

Jeremy never liked his job, but it was what was expected. He went into the office – his father’s office – day after day and read off test results and delivered bad news to those unsuspecting victims. ‘Hi Mr. or Mrs. so-n-so, I have your results.’ He’d flip through two or three pages of the […]

Stability?

I haven’t done a 10-minute writing prompt in a while. I did a bit of editing to make it somewhat readable. Enjoy! 🙂 *** John sat on the front porch contemplating the meaning of stability. He recently looked up the meaning and realized none of the definitions fit him. His wife said she wanted a more […]

Day 11: [I]t’s Not Over

I had to regroup. After rereading some of the posts, I didn’t like the way my original theme was turning out. Hope you enjoy and as always feel free to comment and leave constructive criticism. **** Andrew rocked back and forth on the sofa, wringing his hands and shaking his head. He stopped rocking and […]

NaBloPoMo, Day 9: A Letter

Dearest Jackie, We may never see each other again. Enemy fire is heavy. If not, know I love you. Pat 50 years later and you’ve never stopped saying, ‘I love you’.    

NaBloPoMo, Day 2

Day 2 of NaBloPoMo and 30 Days / 30 Stories / 30 Words. I hope you enjoy. And as always constructive criticism is always welcome. ___________________________________________________________________________ “Mom, I can’t.” Clayton said. “Do it or you’ll share the same hole.” Ear-to-ear like she taught him and he did many times before. “Good boy. That...

NaBloPoMo Day 1: Lanie

Here is the first of 30 Days / 30 Stories / 30 Words. I hope you enjoy. And as always constructive criticism is always welcome. ___________________________________________________________________________ He called just as Lanie fell asleep. “It’s time,” he said. Lanie hung up, pressed a button, and in an instant it was over. Not a trace she ever […]

NaBloPoMo – 30 Days / 30 Stories / 30 Words

It’s that time again. On Saturday, November 1st NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo begins and I’m joining in. Actually, I’ll be doing NaBloPoMo. This year I’m do NoBloPoMo across my blogs. Four to be exact. That’s a lot, but I’m pretty sure I can do it. The posts are written and ready to be posted for all […]

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