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Second-Hand Stories: NO MORE!!

She told me the story of her life. Of the ultimate betrayal by the man she loved, respected, trusted. She told me the story of a 9-year old whose innocent … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 16 Comments

Verbal Confirmation: ALIVE

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better? … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 9 Comments


How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty? People have criticized me about trivial stuff like my … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 8 Comments

Litmus, Litmus on the Wall: PSYCH 101

If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 17 Comments

Brevity Pulls: K.I.S.S.

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum? I prefer brevity in my … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Digging Up Your Digs: SURE YOU WANNA DO THIS?

500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home, long buried underground. What will she learn about early-21st-century humans by going through (what remains of) … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 4 Comments


Congrats — you’ve been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it? You, Robot, shall be … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Uncanned Laughter: MY FRIEND, SHARAIN

Someone in the dormitory said aloud –    Has anyone seen my iron*? I need to use it now.  Sharain, the airy-fairy dreamer in our lot, looked up from the … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 9 Comments

Off The Shelf: GIVE ME FIVE!

I’m not one to read books I’ve read before. I’d watch the same movie more than once, but somehow I haven’t the urge to reread a book, regardless of how … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 12 Comments


Gentlemen. You can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!* *Dr. Strangelove First thing I did upon reading today’s prompt was to google the “Ironic” song lyrics and then, checked … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Name’s The Thing: CLUCK!

Have you ever named an inanimate object? (Your car? Your laptop? The volleyball that kept you company while you were stranded in the ocean?) share the story of at least … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 9 Comments


A literary minded witch gives you a choice: with a flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Writer’s Block Party: CASE CLOSED!

When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it? I do recall a particular instance, … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Unlikely Pairing: BLACK ON RED

Is there an unorthodox food pairing you really enjoy? Share with us the weirdest combo you’re willing to admit that you like – and how you discovered it.  I am … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

Edge of the Frame: DON’T PEEK NOW..

We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that feature a person you don’t know. Now tell the … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 24 Comments

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