Category: Writing Challenges

An opportunity to improve my storytelling skills

Frankly Speaking

What Pegman Saw is a weekly fiction prompt utilizing Google Maps. The assignment is to write a story–150 words or less–based upon your own street view tour, using the location link provided. Today Pegman takes us to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Click on the blue frog at the bottom of the page to read more entries…

A Blind Date Confession

J. A. Allen hosts the Sunday Scribble Challenge and this week the topic for a 2-paragraph story is A Blind Date Confession. Here is my entry: Sharon noticed the tall bearded man walk into the lobby of the restaurant, stop and slowly glance around the dining area. He fit the description on his dating site and…

Daily Prompt: Apprentice

9 inch Klein pliers

Today’s Daily Prompt from WordPress is Apprentice and I have edited one of my old stories that fits the challenge. On July 25, 1968 I took a dispatch from the Apprenticeship Director of IBEW Local 728 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and began my career in the Electrical Trade. I was 19 years old, married—with a child on the way—and…