God Bless Africa by Moira le Roux

Prompt: That will not be necessary | Word count 1200 words | Genre:  Memoir

This story was inspired by my sister, Liane Greeff’s last month story, and what it was like to grow up in the South African apartheid era. The racial thing didn’t affect me when I was a child as it all seemed normal. Just to clarify to overseas readers South Africa has Whites, Blacks, Coloured and Asians. The Coloured and the Blacks are very different and have different languages and cultures and won’t thank you to mix them up as tourist sometimes do.

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An Unwelcome Gift by Anusuya Kashi

Prompt:That will not be necessary l Word Count:1200 words exactly l Genre: Fiction

Rajaram strolled through the fair, watching the hawkers market their wares. The huge playground that wore a desolate look on normal days had come to life for this annual event in the tiny village of Gopalpur. Women haggled with the vendors over trinkets. Men stood cheering around the wrestling ring where two sturdy youngsters battled it out. The village kids crowded near the play area, awaiting their turn on the merry-go-round. Continue reading

Reality Therapy by Jeff L Mauser

Prompt: That Will Not Be Necessary | Word Count: 1200 words exactly | Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy

Warning:  Violence / Adult situations

Sitting in my car, waiting for the rest of the day shift to leave the parking lot.  When only a few stragglers are left I reach in the glove box for my first of many joints for the night.  I light up and inhale.  I hold the toke as long as I can.  Until I feel the THC leaving my lungs and entering my bloodstream.  I exhale and the stresses of the day leaves me, going up in smoke. Continue reading

Addicted to Ham by Janice

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 | Genre: Humour

Ham and cheese omelette, mac and cheese with ham, ham and eggs, ham and cheese sandwich, pea soup with ham. What to do with the leftover ham after Thanksgiving dinner. You had to decide quickly because it wouldn’t be long before the boys shuffled into the kitchen, farting and grunting like a troop of sleepy bears. The ham wouldn’t stand a chance. Leftover was such a poor word to describe something so delicious. Given the choice between ham and turkey, it was hands down ham every time. Continue reading

Leftover Overwrite by Stacey

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 exactly | Genre: Sci-Fi Action/Drama |

(This is a continuation of Prompt #9- Delete, titled “A Trace Left Behind”).

Arch led her down a hallway and unlocked a door, ushering her into a comfortable room.  “How do you feel?”

“Sore. Headachy. Drowsy.” Kerstin shook her head.  Images were half forming in her mind, lingering for a moment and then fading when she tried to bring them into focus.  “I have all these things that feel like memories swimming just below the surface, but I can’t remember anything completely.  She sat down on the bed. Continue reading