Category Archives: Prompts

Tuesday Prompt: Dog Days

It must have been difficult to go for a walk with me as a child; I would constantly stop to pick worms and slugs off the pavement to bring them to the relative safety of the grass verge. I made … Continue reading

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Prompt: I’ll Google It!

It’s assumed that most writers nowadays work on computers rather than with ink and paper. I certainly do, and for all its convenience there is one major flaw: a computer’s ability to connect to the internet, and therefore to billions … Continue reading

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Prompt: Where are they now?

  After reading Re’Lynn Hansen’s piece ‘Reunion’ in issue 52.3, I was invited to a reunion of my own—a ten year reunion of the cast of Les Misérables. (Not staged on Broadway, by the way, but in a small town … Continue reading

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Prompt: A Month’s Worth of Stories

I spoke to my family recently and, as usual, we chatted and exchanged news. But the inevitable moment came when the conversation petered out and I said, “Well… I don’t think anything else interesting happened recently…” Of course, that just … Continue reading

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Prompt: Say My Name, or “You Don’t Look Like A Susan”

I have the hardest time naming characters. The only thing that’s harder to come up with is a story title. I will often give a character a placeholder, one-syllable name or even leave them unnamed until I can finally figure out what the heck to call them. … Continue reading

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Prompt: A Different Point of View

There is a new building under construction not far from where I live. (This is not uncommon in Vancouver.) It’s a big project, but given that I approach it from the same direction just about every day, it’s sort of … Continue reading

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