Day 111

Prompt: a character that makes work/school/neighborhood/etc interesting.   Jess’s face appears in my door, her mouth moving in words I can’t hear over the music. I pull my earbuds out. “What?” “Luuuuunch time?” “Sure. Where are we going?” “The usual?” “Sounds good. Let me get my bag.” “Oh my god take foreeeeeever.” I chuckle and …

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Day 102

No prompt or continuation today, just a fresh post. I’m feeling fiction. The air is warm around me as I stretch before curling up again. My eyes feel heavy, lead eyelids weighing them down, as I drift in that quasi-conscious state. Jack is on the couch next to me, eyes intent on the movie. I …

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Day 82

Prompt: Nothing changes or nothing had changed (open-ended).   As I turn onto the street holding my childhood home, my heart speeds up. I drive slowly, telling myself it's in case there are children playing near the road even though I know I'm procrastinating the inevitable. A lot has changed since I was last here; …

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Day 77

Since I had a short writing yesterday, I'm going to continue it today. Prompt: everything changes or everything had changed.   My father is quiet for a moment, studying my face. He looks remarkably the same, like no time has passed, like this whole place is sealed in time. "Hello, Jane," he says, stepping to …

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Day 76

Prompt: Everything changes or everything had changed.   The house loomed on the hill above, imposing even at this distance, as regal as I remembered. I watched the house as David drove up the twisting driveway. The windows were curtained, unusual for this time of year, and I wondered for the fiftieth time this morning …

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Day 74

Prompt: everything changes or everything had changed (bit open ended this week).   The buzzing of my phone wakes me, the sound echoing in the quiet room. I groan, rolling over and shielding my eyes as the screen lights up. I answer without looking, eyes squeezed tight. "Hello?" "Eva, you have to help me. It's …

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