weekly prompt | march 25

anne apart weekly prompt with drawing of hand and quill

Last week, we used vivid, realistic detail to make our readers believe the unbelievable. My attempt was inspired by a real silverfish I found in my tub while trying to decide what to write about. The story quickly got away from me, though. I thought it was going to be a charming yarn about a bug in a bathtub who could write in English (for some reason), but it took on a life of its own. It also ended up becoming more autobiographical than I’d planned—I have both worked in a pickle plant, and piled up the bodies of my Dermaptera enemies (but not recently). As an aside, in my research for this story, I found that earwigs can indeed fly. I thought I saw one flying once, but burned my retinas with a soldering iron after, so as to forget. I’m not sure how I’m going to forget this time…

This week’s prompt is: Write three 100 word micro-fictions, connected thematically in some way.

I can’t wait to read what you come up with. Perhaps it will distract me from the terror of flying earwigs! See you next time, and keep writing.

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