Igniting a Flame by Sophia Bonnie Wodin

Prompt: The List | Word Count: 1500 | Genre:

Karen didn’t want to go. For years Terri had talked about these seasonal gatherings but Karen thought the tales beyond belief.

“Doesn’t happen in real life,” she thought. “At least not in mine.”

So when Terri invited her to a mid-winter gathering called Imbolc, Karen’s immediate impulse said “No.” She was surprised when “Yes!” emerged from her mouth.

“Great,” responded Terri. “I’ll pick you up. Dress warmly, we’ll be outside.”

Karen looked at the phone in her hand and shook her head. “Who’m I kidding,” she thought. “I don’t even believe in this stuff.”

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Coming Home By Sophia Bonnie Wodin

Prompt: Going home | Word count: 500 | Genre: Personal reflection

Sallie drove along winding mountain roads racing the sun in the slanting light of a late summer evening. Down the hill, past the turn-off for the Peace Pagoda. No time to stop today. Home called.

Climbing the mountains in her bondo-and-gold pick-up Sallie realized with a shock that her cells were plumping up with moisture. While she was away her body had become desiccated. She hadn’t noticed.

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