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Prompted: Who Needs Prophecy?

Good Omens, this month’s Tipsy Lit Book Club selection, is just so full of interesting ideas to pursue. Here’s another prompt from the pages. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have read it, or read this far, in order to play. This week’s prompt response must include an embarrassing prophecy. In case you forgot, need…

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Prompted: A Magical Gift

I’m having so much fun reading this month’s Tipsy Lit Book Club selection, Good Omens. How many of you are reading along this month? Honestly, I haven’t read very far in yet, but this week’s prompt is based on a fun little scene I particularly enjoyed. In this week’s story, your character is being given…

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Polling Prompted: Good vs. Evil

It was all about playing with the rules this week as you were asked to write about something that seemed good but was actually evil or something that seemed evil but was actually good (see the original prompt here). Ready to find out what our talented writers have produced? Take the tour and help us…

Prompted: Good vs. Evil

In case you missed it, this month’s Tipsy Lit Book Club selection is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett. The beginning of the book starts with a conversation between a demon called Crawly (for the moment) and an angel named Aziraphal in which they discuss what is good versus what is evil. Can…

A Rose By Any Other Name

Adventurous was not an adjective people used to describe George Carson. His neighbors called him conservative. His employer would call him respectable. After a thoughtful pause, his wife would tell you that he was vanilla. And so it came as quite a surprise that he should find himself snacking on a giant turkey leg in…

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Prompted: Celebrating the Trickster

It’s time to take a bit of a break from all the death and shock of March’s book club selection, The Book Thief. Although I wasn’t able to join this month’s discussion, I did enjoy the novel. To get us away from the shadows of war (assuming you read along with us), let’s focus on…

Look Closer

Look Closer

They see me every day. I greet them at morning carpool; happily pluck their pigtailed, sticky faced tots from the constant stream of automatic minivan doors. Open, pluck, close, next. Familiarity begets confidence. I am the hero of recess; I bring out the bags of dodge balls and jump ropes for the students to play…

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Polling Prompted: Sneaky

The last prompt of the month is always the most challenging and this one seemed especially so given the word limit. How many of you busted it? I know I did. The further I got into it, the more I realized was needed to make everything make sense. What was your experience? Even more important,…

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Prompted Link Up: Sneaky

What did you think of this week’s prompt? Too tough, too easy, give you more just like that (you sadists)?  Tell me something about your reaction to the prompt, good or bad. Oh, and make sure you post your link below before 9 pm EST so we can add you to the poll. If this…