Day 5

Prompt: Use the following sentence as the start of your entry: I heard the car door slam and immediately looked at the clock. I heard the car door slam and immediately looked at the clock. I thought I would have more time, a few extra minutes to finish changing files before he came through the door. I started …

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Dad’s D-5

I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.  If Pete were already here and exiting his car, I was running late.  The line at McDonald's had gotten frozen in place--the cars in front of me evidently ordering exotic meals that took hours to prepare.  I couldn't honk.  No one honks in …

Day 4

New week, new prompt! Prompt: Use the following sentence as the start of your entry: I heard the car door slam and immediately looked at the clock.   I heard the car door slam and immediately looked at the clock. Shit. She wasn't supposed to be home for another half hour. I look at Jake.  "Can you distract …

Day 3

Last day of our first prompt! Prompt: Take the first sentence from a favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post. For this prompt, today I've chosen The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.   Dawn was coming. I stared up at the ceiling, willing my eyes to stay focused on the frosting swirls in the plaster …

Day 2

Prompt: Take the first sentence from a favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post. For this prompt, today I've chosen The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.   It was night again. The dark crept around me, silence deadening the air. I drew a shaky breath, the sound deafening in the quiet room. …

Day 1

This will be a shorter prompt just for this weekend. We'll start with a new one on Monday. Prompt: Take the first sentence from a favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post. For this prompt, I've chosen The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft (not technically a book, but an excellent story).   …