To Whom It May Concern

“Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.” —Writing 101, Day 14: To Whom It May Concern Good evening to…

Dark Clouds on the Horizon

…write a post inspired by a real-life conversation…reminisce about an important conversation that will always stick with you… —Writing 101, Day 12 Note: this has been edited from a previous post. I was in my last year of apprenticeship in the IBEW and I was working with a guy named Frank, a pleasant man in…

Tom, Dick and Harry

…write [a] scene from three different points of view. —Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccassins—Point of View NOTE: I apologize to Blogging University for combining some challenges and disregarding others in order to tell a story that has been part of me for 45 years. “Oh my God! Help me, HELP meeeee! Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” Harry awoke with a…

Friday Fictioneers: Deja Tooth

My 100 word story is below this photo prompt for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers’. Genre: Fiction Word Count: 100 It was time again for the semi-annual cleaning, the ritual picking-at-the-gums. “You have some food deposits between the rear molars on both sides…Your gums seem to be bleeding quite a bit—does that happen often?” Just once Paul…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

“…Room means two contradictory things. It can be the four walls that enclose us, giving us shelter and comfort but also limiting our movement. It’s also the limitless space into which we can wander and which we can fill — or try to…” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

“I like trees because they seem more resigned to live the way they have to live than other things do.”
—Willa Cather

Make Room © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Return To Sender

“You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.” —Writing 101, Day 5 I was moving boxes in…

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