Sharing Secrets – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Sharing Secrets
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #114 – Grimace
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 33 words.

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He didn’t answer my question. Instead, his face erupted into a toothless, syrupy, centenarian, grimace which accentuated every crease and wrinkle. There was a twinkle in his eye, and I swear he winked.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Caught in Illusion – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Caught in Illusion
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #113 – Enthrall
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 54 words.

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Now, when I think of her, I realize we danced on a precipice. The creature’s supple body, her distant eyes conspired to enthrall me. Her siren song consumed me. Blackened daylight seeped into desolate nights. My world did not exist.

The heavenly nightmare breaks, and I wake, yearning for a face I cannot remember.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Celestial Transit – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Celestial Transit
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #108 – Mercurial
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 38 words.

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Alistair peered through the bushes amazed by the spectacle before him. He was cautious, unsure of his fate should the Mercurial beings discover him. He dared not breath as he watched them dance in the moon’s pale light.
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Jo Hawk The Writer

Circuit Breaker – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Circuit Breaker
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #106 – Spin
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 92 words.

It was decadent, self-indulgent, outrageous even. Jeannie dismissed the guilt. It wouldn’t spoil her alone time. The world could spin without her.

The coffee shop was empty this early Saturday morning. Baristas yawned and prepared for the coming onslaught. Jeannie gave her coffee a stir, a drip with double cream. She took a sip. Her eyes closed. Sunlight warmed her soul.

She didn’t need to consider the responsibilities, the endless tasks, the mad dashes to make appointments and deadlines. For this brief moment, she only needed to sit and drink her coffee.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Seeking Signs – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Seeking Signs
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #106 – Zodiac
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 43 words.

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Lost and confused, Diedre lacked direction. She consulted her astrologer, who looked to the zodiac and her natal chart. Her numerologist, her psychic, and the street-side soothsayers offered her conflicting opinions.

She finally discovered she possessed the courage to follow her own path.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

The Cowardly Cousin – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: The Cowardly Cousin
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #105 – Denial
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 77 words.

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The campaign was a success. Marius had defeated the crown’s enemy and annexed the disputed lands for the king.

His army marched toward home, eager to rejoin their families and return to more leisurely and peaceful pursuits. But the real war had not yet begun. They found their city occupied by Marius’s cousin, Atticus. He declared Marius a bastard and crowned himself lord of the Duchy.

“His denial of the truth will be his ruin,” Marius vowed.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Adrift – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Adrift
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #104 – Meander
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 47 words.

The silence is profound.

My breath and my heartbeat create a complex symphony where each movement reaffirms my existence.  I watch my umbilical cord meander through space, my life link, as I float alone in the blackness.

The blue orb below calls to me, beckoning me home.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Digging Deep – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Digging Deep
Source: Weekend Writing Prompt #103 – Vulnerable
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 21 words.

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Terrorized by demons, vulnerable, scared and alone, he dug deep into his soul. Touching his phoenix, he rose to fight again.
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Jo Hawk The Writer

Duped – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Duped
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #101 – Charlatan
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 61 words.

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Lola O’Neill stood, eyes shut, as the wind whipped, tugging her skirts.

The old woman was silent. Still, Lola waited. She willed the return of her world.

A gull cried overhead.

“Are you done?” she asked, “Am I home?”

The gull replied. She opened her eyes. The crone had taken her money, but Lola was no longer blind.

“Charlatan,” she screamed.

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Jo Hawk The Writer