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Face Card: Queen of Shadows by Mary Craig

Face Card: Queen of Shadows Retrat de la meve germana, 1923/1926 Dalí I think you tried a classic portrait first pale face, calm eyes, curved brows & hair blushed lips and cheeks then said fuck this and flipped the canvas…

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Matthew Sharpe – Writing Prompt

Matthew Sharpe I recently spent about two years writing a lot of very short stories. I started by writing them accidentally and enjoyed it so much that I switched to writing them on purpose. I developed a few…

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Not On Fire Only Dying by Susan Rukeyser

Review by Barbara Harroun  – Susan Rukeyser’s debut novel Not On Fire Only Dying turns its perceptive gaze on those we so often want to ignore, or bestow our fragmented attention upon only when they make their way into the…

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Editor’s Writing Prompt

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This sentence, often attributed to Ernest Hemingway  (although the link to him is said to be unsubstantiated) has been called ”a six word novel” or an extreme example of flash fiction. Your choice of…

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Bunny Goodjohn – Writing Prompt

Freeing your Strangers We have trapped strangers in the backgrounds of our photographs. Perhaps we are the elderly couple taking a selfie in a derelict bandstand who catch by accident a large and red-faced woman jogging through the park behind.…

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Ilana Masad – Writing Prompt 2

“A prompt I was given once that spawned one of the most intense stories I’ve ever written is one where you limit a story to exactly 200 words, but you’re only allowed to use 50 different words within those 200.…

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Jennifer Jean – Writing Prompt

Jennifer Jean Choose a card from the Tarot deck and write a story inspired by the card–feel free to look up the meaning of the card. Do not mention the title of the card, or Tarot, in your story. Jennifer…

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Ilana Masad – Writing Prompt

“Mash Stories www.mashstories.com, has a good system, where they take three words, and then require the participants of each contest to use those three words, exactly as they are, in a story that is 500 words or fewer (and in…

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Tara L. Masih – Writing Prompt

Many writers are visually inspired. An evocative photo can be a great starting point to a story, especially when you are experiencing writer’s block. I’m a big fan of photographer Ashley Inguanta’s work.…