The passengers on the train look out their windows and see the city coming up in the distance. They have been anticipating their arrival since they boarded. They shift in their seats with excitement.
The grandfather clock bolted to the wall strikes three p.m. I watch the swinging pendulum bob go back and forth, keeping the seconds ticking away. The moon dial below the split pediment indicates the moon is waning. The toe bending has the image of a man spreading his arms and feet encased within the circle of the zodiac signs. Why on earth they would stick a large wooden clock on a train is beyond me. I would think the motion of the train would throw the timing of the clock off.
The sun beams down. The creatures that can be seen from the window huddle under plants that provide shade from the intense heat. Not even the vultures are flying overhead as an oryx, who strayed away from its pack, drops to the ground from exhaustion.
In walks the catering boy making the last rounds of serving drinks and small snacks before he leaves the caboose for the last time to finish up his other duties.
I push my glass to the side to give myself more room to write. I let out a sneeze. The woman next to me says, "In our culture, when a man sneezes, it means he is having deep and profound thoughts."
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twenty-four hour short story - You gotta be quick to get this one posted in time. He posts the contest on Sunday (usually) and ends it about 48 hours later. This contest has a 2000 word limit.
Finish the Story Contest - The contest begins on Wednesday (usually) and end 5 days later. This contest will test your write skills with something a little different each week. Pletty of time to write something around the 500 word mark.
Random Games - Yes, random. She will put this contest out on Thursdays (usually) and end it after post pay out (usually). This is challenging because you don't know what you are going to get.
Steem Monsters Common Card Fantasy Story Contest! - Coming out roughly every week. If you enjoy card games like Magic, Yugio, and others like it, you might like this game. Write a fictional tale about the card they present in the contest and your entry just might be the one they choose to showcase.
Tell A Story To Me, And Win 5 SBD! Writing Contest - Kind of random when it comes out but don't worry. You will have two weeks to complete your work of art from the given prompt. Have fun!
Haiku - These are coming out every couple days or so. If you stuggle with rhymes, no worries. Haikus don't have to rhyme. All you need to make a haiku is five syllable on the first, seven syllables in the second line, and again back to five syllable for the last line. So easy it makes me think I'm being super product. LOL
My Completed Freewriting prompts:
|Ongoing Stories||Numbered in Order of Story's Progression|
|Detective Story||#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening|
|Suspense/Horror||#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office|
|The Stall||#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall|
|Church||#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State|
|Butterfly||1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk|
|#52 Caterpillar||#85 Wildflower||Hardboiled Minds||Grief|
|Towels||See You on the Other Side||Tears||Light||Mask|
|We-writes (collaborations with community members)|
|Monster||Eagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry||Smooth as Silk||Torment of the Light Bulb|
|Pull the Plug|