Category Archives: Weekend Writing Prompt

Barricade… 136 Words

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Ethel slips past the barricade, with Cheryl hot on her heels.

“Ethel! What the hell are you doing? We aren’t supposed to go in there.”

“Oh silly, you know I like to live dangerously.”

“I think I would say foolishly. And you don’t follow rules!”

Ethel, tired of discussing the matter takes off down the dark hall. “I want to see what they are doing.”

Cheryl catches up as Ethel is peeking around a corner into the lit exhibition hall. She peeks around too. People wearing white gloves are positioning artworks on the wall.

“That’s Andy Warhol. I didn’t know you were a big Warhol fan.”

“I’m not, Cheryl, but I’m a big Marilyn fan. You know that.”

“Oh yes, I remember your blonde phase.”

They didn’t hear the guard behind them.

“Look, there she is!”

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If you like Marilyn as much as Ethel and I and happen to be in Chicago, you can see ANDY WARHOL – FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN at The Art Institute right now. I wrote this with my friend Aggie Reilly in mind, who lives in Chicago and loves Marilyn too.

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Draconian… 103 Words

 

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“I vant to drink your blood!”
“Oh hi, Ethel. Why are you channeling your inner vampire?”
“It’s the new book for my book club.”
“I didn’t know you were in a book club.”
“I just joined.”
“Sounds like draconian reading.”
“No silly, it’s Dracula! My new favorite author is Bram Stoker. He’s from Transylvania.”
“I’m pretty sure Bram Stoker was Irish.”
“No, I meant Dracula, he’s Transylvanian. It’s very scary, Cheryl. He goes to England because they are running out blood in Transylvania.”
“I saw the movie and I don’t exactly remember it that way, he’s spreading the undead curse.”
“Well, that too.”dracula-between-myth-and-reality

Want to take part in the WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT? Write a story or poem with just 103 words, no more no less, and send it to Sammi Cox.

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Aurora… 28 Words

 

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“You’ve heard of the Golden Gate Bridge?”
“Yes.”
“Meet the Aurora. Favorite spot in the Pacific Northwest.”
“Suicides?”
“230 and counting. 15 stories down.”
“Oh dear, that’s sad.”

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Not my usual fare, but this is what came to mind when I saw the prompt.

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Barter… 11 Words

“Do it my way! You think I am here to barter???”

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Delicate… 106 Words

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She was a delicate flower.
“Who was?”
“Who was what, Cheryl?”
“Who is ‘She’? Why is she delicate?”
“It’s just a line in my novel.”
“Yes, Ethel, the first line. The only line. So, who is she and why is she so fragile?”
“I haven’t gotten that far, I’m not sure which way I’m going yet.”
“If you want me to read your story and help you, I need more than one line.”
“I didn’t say I wanted help. I just wanted to know what you thought.”
“Oh for God’s sake! Based on your story so far, I think she is a woman and is delicate.”

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Ethel has continued in her efforts to become a writer.

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Amateur… 51 Words

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The artist was having trouble making her amateur stay up.
After multiple attempts, she was near tears.
Her instructor, Ms Johnson, came to her rescue.
“You are simply doing it wrong, dear, it is supposed to be an armature.”
Zoey tried again.
Tears dried, her sturdy framework ready for the clay.

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This story is for 🐞 and Ms J

Grimace… 33 Words

Thirty-three steps, that’s the distance from life to death.
Thirty-three steps, how far from the holding cell to the table.
Thirty-three steps, last she would take, as the chemical cocktail achieved her grimace.

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Enthral… 54 Words

She does so enthral him, when the Captain sees her.

“Lock her below. Put her in chains. Enthral her.”

“Aye, Cap. Right away, Cap.”

Later, under sail. The Captain makes his way below deck. Pushing open the door, a candlelit damsel.

“What dost thou want of me Sir?”

“Only to look dear, just look.”

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Thanks to Ula Grace for her assistance in this story. Want to take part in the WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT? Write a story or poem with just 54 words, no more no less, and send it to Sammi Cox.

Carefree… 14 Words

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Their address is 36 Carefree Lane. I wonder if they are really care free.

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That’s what popped into mind when I saw the prompt. 

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Charlatan…61 Words

“I told you he was a snake oil salesman, Ethel. Didn’t I?”
“You said something like that.”
“I said something exactly like that.”
“Well, I didn’t know what charlatan meant, you can’t blame me.”
“Someone selling free HBO for life in front of the Jewel? Course it didn’t work when you got home!”
“He seemed so honest, Cheryl.”
“All quacks are.”

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