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Painting The Clouds Red #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is Send In The Clouds   ‘Hello?’ The woman was sparse, like a brisk wind. ‘Mrs Soffit?’ The man wore curiously aerodynamic overalls and booster spats. ‘I am she.’ ‘Colin Colon, Nimbulo Creatives. I … Continue reading

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Ice So Vain #carrotranch

February 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story on ice. It can be an event on ice, a game on ice or a drink on ice. Go where the prompt leads you. Charli Mills is … Continue reading

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Taking The Top Off #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s latest #writephoto prompt is  There is no accurate record of when the land became infertile but certainly before the fifth century when the Abbey records speak of a strip of failure in what was otherwise the most fertile … Continue reading

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The Crush #shortstory

Every morning, at 7.29 exactly John addresses his greatest fear. As the train eases to a halt and prior to the doors sliding open John smells the acidic tang of his own sweat, feels the cold finger that runs down … Continue reading

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It’s All There, On A Plate #carrotranch #roughwriters

Charli’s prompt this week is  February 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes fireweed. You can use it as the plant, a flower, a metaphor or as the name of someone or something. Go … Continue reading

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A Little Light Relief #carrotranch

Here’s the latest prompt from Charli Mills over at the Carrot Ranch February 1, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features something black and white. It could be a nun in a zebra monster … Continue reading

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The Auctioneer and the Career-Ending Comma #microcosms

Philip Ribbault disliked auctioning Japanese erotic carvings. It was like waiting for the second boot to drop; as soon the artistically-crafted genitals were paraded in front of the bidders you waited for the stifled snigger or suppressed snort. Until his … Continue reading

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