Category: Writing Prompts

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Destiny Calling

The great revelations of my adult life began with the shouts of a lost soul in my neighborhood breakfast joint. It was my first day working at my very first job. I was eighteen, I’d just graduated, and the summer was mine. The girl came in shouting with tears making clean tracks down her panic-stricken…
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December 10, 2012 5

In Time: The Man in Black

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. If she squinted just so, she could still make out the black speck on the horizon. She urged her horse on, loosened the reins to let him run, and kept her eyes ahead. A storm brewed behind her and she knew that the…
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November 19, 2012 9

A Hard Bargain

The doctor was afraid. Father B. L. Zebub stood in the room, demanding the child. “Please, you must give her to me. Her father already gave me her soul. She is mine now.” The doctor resisted, even as he trembled. “I will not. I‘ve never met this child’s father. Why would I turn her over…
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November 6, 2012 5