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Wind Chimes at an Empty House

Feb 29, 2016   •  

Walking through the neighborhood last week, I heard the light, sweet tinkling of wind chimes blow...     more »


The Power of Pictures

Feb 29, 2016   •  

Various cultures have, or have had, the belief that pictures of people can steal or alter their s...     more »


Old-Fashioned

Feb 29, 2016   •  

Today I happened across an old man in pink pants and a green coat over a plaid shirt. There was s...     more »


Lost

Feb 29, 2016   •  

This struck me as a fairly open-ended story starter, suitable for a variety of genres, or as a wh...     more »


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 »