weekly prompt | march 25

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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