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Writing Prompt #14: Reluctantly he handed over the key.

Better late than never, right? Things have been a little crazy this week, but I finally was able to write this week’s writing prompt! Looks like I’ll be doing double duty with feedback come Wednesday or this weekend. Oh, well. 🙂 Hope you enjoy this one. Today’s Writing Prompt: Reluctantly he handed over the key. […]

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Writing Prompt #13: “My heart pounded wildly …”

Ugh. So I’m really, really behind this week on *everything*, including reading everyone’s prompts from last week. I swear I’ll be commenting today though! 🙂  Anyways, here’s today’s and then I’ll go back to stressing. Today’s Writing Prompt: My heart pounded wildly … My 100 Words: “What’s going on?” I said, jabbing Hunter in the […]

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Writing Prompt #12: “He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching …”

Today’s Writing Prompt: “He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching …” My 100 Words: He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching. It brought tears to his eyes. The children stood in a row, each one with their hands behind their backs as they stood tall and obedient. […]

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Writing Prompt #11: “In all the years I’ve lived here, I never once called this place my home.”

Today’s Writing Prompt: In all the years I’ve lived here, I never once called this place my home.  My 100 Words: It was dark and, at times, seemed never ending. The smell of rotten vegetation and freshly turned earth pushed its way out into the open air and caught the breeze. Five looked down at […]

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Writing Prompt #10: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.”

  Today’s Writing Prompt: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.” My 100 Words: The carousel had always been my favorite. I even loved this one — gothic vibe and all. “A Halloween carnival. Who knew?” I said as my boyfriend led me to a […]

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Fun and Games

Dice games are some of my favorites, and dice games that encourage creativity take the cake. I found something on Amazon called ‘Story Cubes’ and ordered it for days where I just want to play around with my writing without it having to be anything serious. For the past month or two I didn’t know […]

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Writing Prompt #9: “The truth about love is …”

 Today’s Writing Prompt: “The truth about love is …” My 100 Words: Jordy arched his back to alleviate the slow burning that built there before he said, “the truth about love is you can never get it back once it’s gone.” Phil nodded and mimicked Jordy’s crouch. The older man squinted through the rifle’s scope […]

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Writing Prompt #8: You find a box in the attic that isn’t yours.

For this one I decided to have some fun and play around with tense. I picked present tense because it’s my least favorite to read and usually write. However, since these prompts are pretty much exercises, I thought a little challenge would do me some good. Present tense it was. There’s more ‘telling’ here than I’d […]

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Awesome News Alert! Hint: Greensboro, North Carolina

Sooooo I have a little story for ya’ll today. But first, I have to tell you a story from last year. Ready? Here we go: Last year I heard that Orson Scott Card was going to be doing his Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp down in Orem. I had no idea prior to seeing […]

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Writing Prompt #7: “You know what they say. . .”

Today’s Writing Prompt: “You know what they say. . .” My 100 Words: “You know what they say. . .” Courtney said around her straw. “Yeah, yeah,” Ollie said as he stirred his own drink. “It’s always better fresh.” Courtney’s blonde locks bounced up and down. “No more of this junk,” she said. She grimaced […]

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