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[Write the Story] A Family-Run Farm

Posted by reudaly on November 24, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Family-Run Farm Words: temporary, invent, trust, horse, burst, pulley, signal, dam, punch, chicken Story “It’s only…” “Don’t you dare say it’s only temporary, or I will punch you right in the face.” Andrew bit his lip, suppressing laughter until it seemed like his mirth dam would burst. Sarah took that as a signal […]

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[Writer Post] Waxacon, Power Rangers, and Plot Bunnies

Posted by reudaly on November 22, 2017 in Conventions, Writing |

This past weekend was Waxacon – a first year comic con in Waxahachie. Waxahachie is a commuter community just south of Dallas that also is the home of Scarborough Renaissance Festival and Screams. I found out about this show at Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve and was an early adopter. This was my last show of […]

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[Write the Story] A New Love Blooms in Old Age

Posted by reudaly on November 17, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A New Love Blooms in Old Age Words: inheritance, walk, dust, dapper, husky, squirrel, planation, berry, silk, shovel Story “I don’t know how much time…” Maggie couldn’t bring herself to finish the sentence. “Don’t think about the future, just concentrate on today. Now. This walk.” Matt squeezed her hand while they strolled through the […]

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[Write the Story] A Small Local Political Race

Posted by reudaly on November 10, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Small, Local Political Race Words: coordinated, support, farmhand, spray, serious, rail, lips, taxpayer, fool, middle Story “Better a farmhand than a meddler and a fool!” “Is that two people or three?” Cletus asked scratching his cowlick. Rhoda blinked. Was Cletus serious? She scanned the other small-town players and half seemed as shocked by […]

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[Write the Story] Living with a Chronic Illness – Halloween Edition

Posted by reudaly on October 31, 2017 in Writing |

It’s not Friday…but it is Halloween. And a few weeks back Jimmy and I were listening to Stuff You Should Know and Chuck Bryant talked about old fashioned wheelchairs and a haunted one. Which is, of course, created a plot bunny. I’ve jumped ahead in my calendar of Write the Story Exercises to the story […]

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[Write the Story] A Bartender’s Best Night Ever

Posted by reudaly on October 27, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Bartender’s Best Night Ever Words: airport, appreciate, curve, grumpy, ruthless, record, nerve, acoustics, alarm, expert Story “You could make a whole lot more money elsewhere, you know that, right, Nikki?” The patron slurred his words. “I appreciate your concern, but I do just fine right here.” Nikki smiled tightly as she wiped the […]

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[Write the Story] Circus Performers are People Too

Posted by reudaly on October 20, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: Circus Performers are People, Too Words: confrontation, clap, coach, zoom, lumber, clumsy, digestion, letter, giant, whip Story “This case is going to mess with my digestion, isn’t it, Clay?” Judge Ines Neal rubbed her eyes and closed the file. “I couldn’t say, your honor.” Ines couldn’t hide a smile. Clay Page, her stalwart bailiff, […]

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[Write the Story] First Love

Posted by reudaly on October 13, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: First Love Words: Dog walker, observe, frightful, broken, curvy, wooden, violet, rabbit, stamp, maze Story “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I show you these?” Dr. Bennett held a stack of cards in her lap. “Maze. Rabbits running. Aww, a broken squeaky toy.” Dr. Bennett put down the cards with a […]

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[Write the Story] A Much Needed Vacation

Posted by reudaly on October 6, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Much Needed Vacation Words: hair salon, burn, escape, waste, yesterday, quack, quaint, jittery, bob, expensive Story “All I have to do is get through today, and then it’s two weeks of escape.” Jeannie watched the det cord burn through the metal around the lock. She kicked the door open. “Where did you say […]

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[Write the Story] The Love of Each Other’s Lives

Posted by reudaly on September 29, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: The Love of Each Other’s Lives Words: piano, fish, store, ceiling fan, behave, breathe, describe, irritating, enthusiastically, righteous Story “You bought me a fish! I knew you loved me!” Cassie enthusiastically hugged the container close. “I noticed you drooling over it in the store. I had to get it for you.” Kent beamed at […]

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