Weekend Writing Prompt — Not So Simple For Me

I have an app on my iPhone. It’s called “Superimpose.” It’s supposed to enable me to combine multiple photos to create something “artistic using a very simple workflow.”

Not so simple for me. The photo below illustrates my attempt to superimpose my dog onto a mountain scene. Clearly I have dismally failed to master the app.

(Exactly 56 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “superimpose” in exactly 56 words.

Weekend Writing Prompt — The Key

“It won’t work,” Sam said. “I’m sorry, Ben, but your plan is just not viable.”

“Of course it is viable,” Ben said.

“What about the weather?” Sam asked. “Your plan depends upon it being windy enough to get and keep your kite afloat. And on top of that, you need a bolt of lightning to strike the key attached to your kite string. It will never happen. Pulling energy from lightning? You are crazy, Ben.”

“Yes, crazy like a fox,” Ben said.

(Exactly 82 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “viable” in exactly 82 words.

Weekend Writing Prompt — The Dinner Party

“Get a move on, Howard, or we going to be late for the dinner party,” Brenda said.

“I’m not going,” Howard said.

“But I promised we’d be there. We can’t renege again,” Brenda said. “They’re going to stop inviting us.”

“So what?” Howard said. “I never liked them anyway.”

(Exactly 49 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “renege” in exactly 49 words.

Weekly Writing Prompt — Rip It Off

The bandage is starting to smell. I’m sure the wound is infected. But I’m afraid to remove the bandage. I know there will be pus, blood, and gook beneath it.

My friends tell me to stop being so passive. They say to be quick and just rip the bandage off. It’s the only way to deal with a relationship gone rancid.

(Exactly 61 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “bandage” in exactly 61 words. Also for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (passive).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Avian

I think I have the avian flu

The what?

The bird flu

Why would you say that?

Because I need to fly

Fly to where?

Anywhere away from you.

(Exactly 29 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “avian” in exactly 29 words. Photo credit: becuo.com.