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


Writing Challenge: July 24, 2018 Prompt: What is the last picture you took? Why did you take it? Every weekend, I go out hiking in the canyons, or exploring shops downtown. Usually, I take a whole slew of pictures to keep personally or post to Instagram, but the last picture I took isn’t from these … Continue reading Picture

Not Like a Flower

Writing Challenge: July 14, 2018 Prompt: "She wasn't fragile like a flower. She was fragile like a bomb." She was fragile, but not a porcelain, not like glass. You weren’t afraid of breaking her. You weren’t afraid of crushing her or causing her to shatter. No. She wasn’t fragile in that way. She wasn’t fragile … Continue reading Not Like a Flower


Writing Challenge: April 25, 2018 Prompt: Write about a childhood memory. My sister and I shared a pair of skates. Old, beat-up, and no longer white but now a dirty-faded shade of yellow. Sitting on the large, covered deck, we would take our beat-up skates in hand and we would each put one on a … Continue reading Skates


Writing Challenge: March 31, 2018 Prompt: Write about Saturday as if it were a person. Saturday is your high energy friend who is ALWAYS busy. They get up and go for a jog, go to work, come home and make dinner, organize their closet, and still go out clubbing with their friends at night. You … Continue reading Saturday


Writing Challenge: April 2, 2018 Prompt: Write about someone learning what freedom means to them. Choice. I had never had one before. Ever since I can remember I was told what I would do and when. NO one asked me what I wanted. No one asked me what I thought. They always told me that … Continue reading Freedom


Writing Challenge: March 27, 2018 Prompt: Write about Tuesday as if it were a person. Tuesday is that completely unremarkable, completely-forgettable person that you have sat next to in class for 4 years, but still can’t quite remember if their name is “James” or “Jason”, “Sarah”, or “Susan”.  It’s not that you don’t like them, … Continue reading Tuesday


Writing Challenge: March 6, 2018 Prompt: Write about the best compliment you have ever received. Last semester my medieval literature professor told me that my project proposal and research outline were “graduate level work”. I had never been so pleased. Unlike compliments about my looks or clothing- this comment wasn’t superficial. Unlike compliments about being … Continue reading Compliment


Writing Challenge: March 2, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by the word "eucatastrophe" or "happy ending". We love fairytales and plays that end in a wedding. We love when the hero and heroine ride off into the sunset with promises of a bright tomorrow. At our roots, we are all sentimental. Deep inside, we are … Continue reading Eucatastrophe

Seven Things I can’t live without

Writing Challenge: February 28, 2018 Prompt: What are seven things you cannot live without? There is the obvious “Things I can’t live without” like air, water, food and some kind of shelter- but that’s not what we are doing here. I’m not going to include hygiene products or other modern necessities. I’m going to go … Continue reading Seven Things I can’t live without