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Odd Prompts: Catch

The cat was doing some slick moves, I had to admit, some kind of soft-shoe dance with his tail adding a shimmy no human would ever be able to match. He ended with that ridiculous top hat rolling down his arm, popping off his paw, and coming right at me. I caught it reflexively, and… Read More Odd Prompts: Catch

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Odd Prompts: Everything

“I can’t do everything. I want to.” She angled her palms, as though she were pouring out water from them. “I can’t.”  “No one expects you to.” Ella reached for Bonnie’s hands. “John would be unhappy to see you like this.”  “I know. I’ve been cheerful when he’s called, but he said… he said last… Read More Odd Prompts: Everything

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Odd Prompts: Snip

This isn’t anything just yet. Maybe later it will become more.  *** “Who did this?” He gently picked up one of the tiny birds.  “I have no idea. I haven’t seen anyone down there.”  He put it back in her hand and looked around. The world was washed clean of the summer’s dust by the… Read More Odd Prompts: Snip

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Odd prompts: Adrift

The ship was not still, but at least it was no longer under power. The relentless drive had been silenced, and the marines hung silently in the cargo bay, bunched up with attention pointed outward. Not weapons, with no signs of life or movement, just aware of their surroundings. The comms woke up.  “Engine is… Read More Odd prompts: Adrift