Category Archives: Writing prompt

The Eye of a Needle

“He stitched me up with fishing line,” was the line. I looked at the writer and asked, “Where would someone get a needle with an eye large enough for fishing line in the middle of nowhere?” The writer shrugged, “Willing … Continue reading

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Hunger

I’m not exactly on a hunger strike. I’m on a clear liquid diet for about 48 hours. It really makes me wonder how people who are on a hunger strike survive. Almost immediately I started feeling cold. Within a few … Continue reading

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A Cup of Broth

Carol sat down at the computer with a cup of warm broth. She opened her email and began to read. She heard a noise and looked around. There was a bear cub looking at her. It must have come in … Continue reading

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Refresh

What is the best way to refresh yourself when you’re hot, tired, and thirsty? A shower and a very cold beer? A lemonade and a splash of water on your face? I favor a big class of water and a … Continue reading

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Today

Today looked to be just another day – same old, same old. I backed out of the garage with happy unawareness. As soon as I turned down the alley I learned that my day was going to be very different. … Continue reading

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Please Remit

It was such a depressing day. Then she opened the mail – the hospital bill. It was several pages long. At the bottom where it said “Please Remit” the number was probably more money than she would make in her … Continue reading

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Faded

Even behind glass, the colors have faded. After all these years, you almost can’t make out what the images is. Mere outlines of formerly bright spots and shapes remain. Someone was proud enough of this image to frame it, save … Continue reading

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Hawk Heaven

We call the arroyo next to our neighborhood the “wildlife preserve” because it teems with rabbits and roadrunners, the occasional coyote, and now a half dozen Cooper’s hawks. They hang out in the same scraggly tree every morning. They fly … Continue reading

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Virus Protector

The virus protector was heavy and awkward on my head. The breathing tube made my mouth dry. I hated wearing it. I was out of the city, high in the mountains, away from all human activity. Surely it would be … Continue reading

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Morning Person

Are you that person? The one who strides energetically into the day, smiling and saying “Good morning” to everyone with enthusiasm? Or can you be that person with enough coffee inside you? If you take a bit longer to wake … Continue reading

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