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The Dream Peddler

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This prompt just wandered in from my unconscious and sat down. I hope it may be specific enough t...     more »


No One at the Door

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This one is fun because it encourages the writer of the story to wonder along with the boy. Also,...     more »


Dances with Cockroaches

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This is one was inspired by a conversation I had with a customer at the newspaper stand. The elde...     more »


A Fortunate Theft

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This is another story-starter exploring the gap between what we intend to do and what we actually...     more »


Excuses

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This is another exercise in character study and contradictions, two subjects which fascinate me.     more »


Security

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This is another exercise exploring the gap between what we mean to do and what we actually accomp...     more »


Children of the Visionaries

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This is a situation which intrigues me in various real-life manifestations, and also in fiction w...     more »


Secret-Keeping

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This is a moral dilemma that I’ve stumbled over in my own life. It makes a challenging actual sit...     more »