Prompt 89: A man in red

“What a character wearing something red is thinking” Lucius was anxious. For the first time in his life he was waiting for a date whom he had met on an online dating site. It had taken him a while to transition from online interactions to a real date. Unfortunately, he was of a generation where […]

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Prompt 88: My favourite hiding spot

“Your favourite hiding spot” When we were children, there were many instances during which we could hide. Sometimes it was even encouraged! Be it during a game or to run away from a punishment, there were quite a few times when I ended up behind a tree, under my bed, in a cupboard, or lying […]

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Prompt 87: Things I’ve kept

“What you’ve kept” There’s a box in my living room. It’s in the shape of a large book—so it doesn’t really look like a box. It’s my treasure trove of memories. Inside this box, I’ve got all the letters, birthday missives, photos, and other pieces of paper that I’ve collected over the years from friends, […]

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Prompt 86: Screw you (not you)

“Screw you” There’s a voice in my head that emerges every one to two years. It’s a mean voice, but it’s seductive. It’s a voice that sets out to taint the image I have of myself. It seeks to bring up insecurities, what ifs, and not-so-fond memories attached to a part of me that I […]

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Prompt 85: Imaginary friends

“Create an imaginary friend (human or not)” I have a friend named Puzzles. I’m not quite sure if  Puzzles is a he or a she, but this friend showed up as if from nowhere one day and hasn’t left my side since. Puzzles is magical, you see, and invisible to everyone except me. 

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Prompt 84: Dear Reader

“Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t finished yet” Dear reader, First of all, I want to say thank you. In a world where we have thousands (if not millions) of things vying for our attention, I find myself so grateful for the fact that you chose to deliver some of […]

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Prompt 83: Making my work monosyllabic

“Rewrite a piece of your own writing in one-syllable words.” For this exercise, I’m using the text from Prompt 36: “Parades” Check out the link for the original text :)  Folks march, dazed, all head the same way, and step at the same pace.

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