Taste of Autumn

Writing Challenge: September 17, 2018 Prompt: What does Autumn taste like? Autumn has all the best foods. The flavors, the taste: warm, hearty, sweet, and spicy. The season tastes like cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted brown sugar. It tastes like roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and hot vegetables. It tastes like fresh-baked yeast, hot, steaming starch, and … Continue reading Taste of Autumn

To Kill a God

Writing Challenge: Aug 3, 2018 Prompt: How do you kill a god? It begins with inattention. The daily sacred rituals slowly start slipping away. Prayers, offerings, sacrifices- they drop from daily, to weekly, to monthly- falling ever faster. Next comes irreverence. What was once sacred is now questioned. The questions then transform to mockery. Mockery … Continue reading To Kill a God

Sweltering Anticipation

Writing Challenge: August 1, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by the sentence: "It was one of those sweltering nights where anything could happen." Many apartments in the valley don’t have centralized air conditioning. Tenants content themselves with swamp-coolers and window units the best they can in the high days of summer and wait impatiently for … Continue reading Sweltering Anticipation