Koren’s joy by Vic Ribeiro

Prompt: Joy | Word Count: 1500 | Genre: Dark Fantasy

Contains graphic violence and language, not for the squeamish.


Koren Truestrike, First captain of the King’s Secret Service, returned to the capital after his encounter with Scar’s gang. He wanted to report to the King directly. Unfortunately, King Torian Nobleheart was already on his way to the Mines for his customary visit. So Koren had to accompany his Lord and had to try and do a debrief during the visit. He was telling the King selected bits of his investigation into Scar’s activities as they walked deeper into the dimly lit tunnels. As he mentioned Scar’s threat of Lord Demos that was going to rule the land, there was a deep rumble and the earth started shaking. In the bedlam most miners rushed to the exits. It was close to lunchtime and the miners were clearing out, a suitable time for the King to look at the progress and at some new features that were implemented. This meant that they were deeper in than other people.

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Moments of Joy by Anusuya Kashi

Prompt: Joy l Word count: 1500  l Genre: Diary excerpts

From the diary of a college teacher….

November 4, 2017

The subject matter has been completed. There’s still about half an hour to go. I ask the class if they want to play a small game. “Yessssss!” comes the enthusiastic response.

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You Need a Bigger Slay by Elaine Dodge

Prompt: Joy | Word Count: 1500 | Genre: Family

Dear Santa

I know it’s more normal for you to get lettez before Chrismas but the postal service round here really sucks. Also, I couldn’t rite to you before ‘cause I’d broke my arm and it’s been in plarsta for a while. Have you ever broke your arm? It looks really cool, ‘specially when all the other kids draw on it. But it itches like crazie! Billy’s not allowed to draw on any one’s casts ‘cause he always rites something rude and Father Patrick gets shouty.

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Dancing Back by Debbie Gravett

Prompt: Joy | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Slice of life

“I’m trying to make a living for us and all you guys do is complain. I’m never home. There isn’t enough money. You’re never satisfied. If you don’t want me living there, just say so.”

Natalie hurried past the man shouting into his phone outside a restaurant.

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What’s in a Name by David Macfie

Prompt: Joy | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Nature Fiction

The research team were in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania and were working in collaboration with personnel from the Jane Goodall Institute. The team had come from Duke University department of evolutionary anthropology in Durham, North Carolina in the USA, where all of Goodall’s archives have been digitized and stored.

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Shining Wings McClaire and the Merry Makers by Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait

Prompt: Joy | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Fantasy

 

“Bust yer britches and fly yer fairy wings! Much to get done me darlin’s and not much time,” Shining Wings McClaire hollered out to her Merry Makers.

Iris, in her beautiful petal gown flitted close to Forget Me Not and mumbled,”Oh, is she always so excitable?”

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The Bridge by Kimberley Cooper

Prompt: Joy | Word count: 1500 words | Genre: Fantasy

The native American standing next to me must have heard my heartbeat. It was so loud that I could hear it in my ears, fast and thumping. I swallowed past the lump in my throat that threatened to take my voice.

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The joy of writing by Tricia

Prompt: Joy | Word count: 1,500 | Genre: Reflection

It began with a thought: could I do this? Should I even try? It was going to take time. It was going to take effort. It was going to demand commitment, and that always makes me squirm with resentment when I’m not a one hundred percent believer in a thing.

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For Joy by Michael James

Prompt:  For Joy | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Short Story

Warning: Occasional swearing & some sketchy writing 😉

“I’m telling you. He’s the killer.” Donald raised his eyebrows at Martin.

“Crap. You need help buddy, a doctor, no wait…” Martin steepled his fingers, “a team of professionals. Maybe a stay somewhere, umm. Safe.” He turned back to his screen dismissing Donald with a wave.

“Just check it out. I’m not mad. Come!”

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Crop Spraying has its Joy by Michael Reyneke

Prompt: Joy | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Adventure

The GPS blared.

Serena pulled the control column back and at the same time closed the throttle. The Ayres Turbo Thrush responded; the nose pitched high. As the Ayres threatened to stall, she slammed the throttle open and brought the nose round in a sharp turn. At fifteen feet above the wheat crop she leveled out, the spray nozzles opened. She started the last leg of the spray grid.

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