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

Restoration Project – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Restoration Project
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #99 – Anathema
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 52 words.

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Birdie hadn’t visited the homestead in years. Her memory held visions of lush fields and untamed forests teaming with life. The intervening years were unkind, as others used the site for a dumping ground.

She deemed the land’s destruction an anathema, vowing she would not rest until she saw nature’s splendor restored.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Regaining Equilibrium – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Regaining Equilibrium
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 97 – Equinox
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 83 words.
Word count: 83 words

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My phone buzzed. Flicking the screen, I read the message and smiled. Time to go. I loaded the car, anticipating the celebration.

The end of ceaseless nights, frigid temperatures and depression-soaked days was never guaranteed. Hope sparked an ember, which ignited a promise of sunny days surrounded by dear friends. It buoyed my soul, focusing my resolve to preserve.

Against the odds, the vernal equinox arrived. My friends kindled the fire, as the sea breeze kissed my cheeks. The worst lay behind me.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

The Caregiver – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: The Caregiver
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 95 – Devotion
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 25 words.
Word count: 25 words

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For Reggie and Buddy, it was love at first sight. Buddy’s devotion was constant, Reggie’s stalwart companion. And under his tender care, Reggie grew stronger.

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Jo Hawk The Writer