Life Signs – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Life Signs
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 147 – Perplex
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 90 words

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He was an odd sort, friendly, mischievous, intriguing. I assumed he had forgotten me when my phone buzzed. His text served to perplex me further. Hyperlinked numbers connected to a map with a destination in the middle of nowhere. Answers to my questions lay in the palm of my hand.

A desolate road ended at a ghost town. Dilapidated buildings clustered together, lending each other the courage to stand.

Except one. Unbroken glass in freshly painted casings spoke of arrested neglect. I climbed the stairs and knocked on his door.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

11 thoughts on “Life Signs – Weekend Writing Prompt

  1. this person was brave. i like the phrase arrested neglect – seems the crux of the story to me. I like dissecting these type of stories you write, each paragraph is a chapter on its own. each one so cleverly written with a lot of meaning and message. oh I do love this one very much Jo.

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    • I am glad you liked it Gina. Writing with a specific word count demands condensing thoughts, and concepts. Occasional, it spawns unusual but powerful juxtaposition of words. Sometimes you get lucky. 😊👍

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