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Tag Archives: A to Z Challenge
Prompt: zany; blessed with suck Dana woke to a room full of gray light. She wondered if it was dawn or dusk. She did not ask for a clock in her room, knowing she would only find herself staring at … Continue reading
Prompt: yawp; compensated dating I’m not stupid. I have been paying attention long enough to notice when things started to change. It started with Dad’s work hours. He used to stay late sometimes or leave earlier in the morning to … Continue reading
Prompt: xenelasia; scaramanga special There is a commotion at the head of the line. Talesca still has some thirty people ahead of her in line and she cannot see what has happened. The crowd buzzes in a dozen languages. She … Continue reading
Prompt: wellspring; house inspection (Yes, this one is late too and no, I didn’t bother to say anything about it, unlike last time. This is because last night, when it should’ve gone up, the only thing I would’ve been capable … Continue reading
Prompt: vulgar; a million is a statistic In the cramped and yellowed kitchen, Shawna’s father passed her one last plate gripping soap suds. “Gary seems nice.” Shawna swabbed the dish with a cloth. “He is. He’s also just a coworker, so … Continue reading
Prompt: usurp; kid with the leash I have not spent today writing. In my defense, I spent the day reading Pamela Ribon’s Going in Circles. It has roller derby–can anyone blame me for making this a priority? So today you get … Continue reading
Prompt: titaness; legacy character The petite woman who answered the door was not exactly what Jenny had expected. “Er, hi. I’m looking for Marsha Evans?” “In regards to what?” The woman was tiny, but she had the air of someone … Continue reading
Prompt: sired; strawberry shorthand That day, the courtyard of the king’s palace overflowed like never before in the kingdom’s history. From every corner of the land, people brought gifts in the hope of currying favor from the mercurial tyrant. In the courtyard, … Continue reading
Prompt: recommission; I Wish It Were Real Sam drummed his fingers on the desk. He stood bent over it, unable to sit still in the chair any longer. They were almost ready. The progress bar on the screen seemed to go slower … Continue reading