On Watch

Writing Prompt: “The day was scorching hot and bone dry, the air smelled like burnt toast, and everyone’s nerves were on edge. Only Zeke was calm. He patrolled the perimeter making jokes about…” ...the heat. Whenever days got really hot, which seemed like everyday, he’d joke about how much hotter it was in Texas. Zeke... Continue Reading →

Words of Rebellion

Writing Prompt: "A rebel leader is captured and thrown into the dungeons. But instead of torturing or executing them, the king asks why they're revolting."   The rebel leader sat on a rusty metal chair with a dark hood over his head. His heart was beating fast and his breath was shaky. He didn't know... Continue Reading →

Wall Watchers

Writing Prompt: "They're out there," He told me. "Fields and fields of them. As far as the eye could see." I wasn't sure what he was talking about. He pointed our to the horizon, and I looked, but all I could see was...   ...a field of tall grass and wildflowers. "All I see is...grass,"... Continue Reading →

Dead In The Water

Prompt: " You are a naval officer closing in on an enemy ship. As you get close, you notice they are not firing back, but signaling you in Morse: "For the love of God, sink us."   The choppy waves made it hard to see, but there on the horizon was the enemy ship. It bobbed... Continue Reading →

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