#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Library

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After our insurrection hiatus last week, it’s time for our #ThursdayTen! Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

Exactly ten words. No more, no less.

No problem, right?


Ready? Here’s mine.

The stacks melted and a staircase emerged.

Litereria waited above.

Grab me, I’m currently FREE!

#WednesdayWisdom: Fight for language


It might be sunny, it might be cloudy, really it’s hard to tell. A little of each, maybe.


I am struggling for insight today, as the horrors of the terrorist attack and attempted coup are revealed, one by terrible one. This is where allowing people to fictionalize reality leads.

And that’s where we’re going today, then. Do not allow others to choose the words to describe reality. Too easily, terrorists become “protesters,” and an insurrection a “riot.” Clear-intentioned antifascists become meaningless “antifa,” which also allows room for the cutesy name of “profa” for fascists (or pro-fascists, but that is just painfully redundant. A person in favor of fascists is a fascist).

Suddenly no one knows who the bad guys are. Spoiler alert, it’s always the fascist.

The group that has gotten everyone to call them “pro-life” has executed prisoners at an incredible rate and just tried to murder members of Congress, killing 5 people, and failing to kill more not for lack of trying. The pro-police, Blue Lives Matter, thin blue line “just comply” crowd beat a police officer to death and sent something like 50 more to the hospital.

Stop letting them control the narrative. Challenge it every time.

Have a peaceful Wednesday. Impeachment two ahead.

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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Goodbye

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It’s our last #ThursdayTen of the year! Which makes sense, it being the last day of the year. So let’s say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 with a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

Inspired by the image above. Let’s close out this year right! Or wrong. Or medium.

So long as we close it out.

Ready? Here’s mine:

At midnight, even out here, confetti rained. It was over.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Suddenly

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#ThursdayTen time! Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

PRECISELY ten words.

No problem, right?


Ready? Here’s mine:

Flash. Then the ship, a dazzling disc in the sky.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Perspective

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When we get to Thursday we hit our #ThursdayTen! In just ten words, write a story based on the photo above.

Exactly ten words.

It’s super easy, except in that it’s hard.


Here’s mine:

Finally through the dimensional barrier, stuck, Kevin felt gravity dissolve.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten word photo prompt: Triumph

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It’s time for our #ThursdayTen! Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

You can do it, right?

I thought so. Ready? Here’s mine:

The news traveled the globe in seconds. It was over.

(Fine maybe mine’s nonfiction this time!)

#ThursdayThoughts: ten word photo prompt: Triumph

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It’s Thursday of this week that feels interminable, and that means it’s time for a ten word story!

Not the interminable part, though, just the Thursday part. The Thursday part means it’s time…ah never mind, you get it.

Using the above photo as a prompt, write a ten word story. EXACTLY ten words.

Here’s mine:

The earth rumbled and roared, rising to meet his feet.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Story: Careful

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It’s Thursday and time for our #ThursdayTen! That’s our new hashtag, in case you’re wondering, and a way from here on out to find the Thursday prompt!

Using the photo above for inspiration, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem right?

Here we go. This is mine:

“A deal,” he said, and the smoke curled around him.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: New Day

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It’s Thursday! You know what that means. Or maybe you don’t, that’s also possible.

It’s time for a ten word story! Using the above image as a prompt, write a story of ten words.

Exactly ten words.

Any genre, as long as it’s ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Sunrise proved it. They’d saved the planet, just one last time.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Anew


It’s ten word story time! Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story!

EXACTLY ten words.

Anyone can do it, right?


Ready? Here’s mine:

Finally, the wishes jar washed ashore, ready to be found.