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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

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Odd Prompts: Deep Dive

A continuation of last week’s story bit.  *** Jimmy peered at the screens, his eyes flickering rapidly between them. He was too old to still think that hoping hard enough for something would make it real. He thought this, and then rolled his shoulders, trying to make it true. The tension in his frame was… Read More Odd Prompts: Deep Dive

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Odd Prompts: Spy Chat

This is a snip from the longer piece I started with ‘It’s Never Espionage’  *** I stowed the gear, and as my wife had not yet rejoined me, stuck my head into the corridor. Branch and Amelie’s compartments were both closed, and there was no one in sight in our car. I debated, momentarily, waiting… Read More Odd Prompts: Spy Chat


Good Monday

  And a good Monday to you, my friend. May it be a productive one, and over quickly.  I have a couple of things this morning, but I don’t have a lot of time to write much… because I am writing. I broke the long dry spell of three months (that’s a long spell for… Read More Good Monday