Enormous thanks to Ghost Goat (@TheGhostGoat on Twitter) for the generous donation to the site. The Prompt “If you’re up for it, can I please have a thing that doesn’t feature GG at all, except at the end, when he shows up to make something along the lines of a :/ face?” Copy Cats The office was weirdly boisterous for a Thursday afternoon. There was a buzz of excited chatter radiating from the back corner of the space. More than half of the staff from the floor were clustered around the door to Marta Lin’s office. The young Accounts Payable temp waved her hands and begged everyone to settle down, heavy scales raised slightly in flustered self-consciousness. She blinked her dark eyes at the crowd and fumbled for words. Danny, the gruff sales manager, shouldered his way through the bodies and popped out just inside the office door. The manul …
Quiction is back! Yay!
It’s a new quiction prompt and…and none of us have even added a ring since the last one! Your humble, treeish host hopes to make this become a semi-regular occurrence—the on-timeness, that is. Life and day jobs have a propensity for interceding in the best laid of plans; BUT, I’ll give it a go! The last prompt went down like a lead a balloon…in a vacuum…over a neutron star. It was hastily arranged, had a terribly short deadline, and generally lacked motivation on the part of the prompter (me) or the prompted (whomever happened to see it). This time, I’ll be giving a longer window to play with and we’ll see what happens. If you need a refresher on how quiction works, the overview and previous exercised by Old Pines are here. Otherwise, read on. The guidelines are provided below the prompt. TLDR: the point of the quiction is to write …
Quiction is back with a new prompt!
Short story in the first-person, omniscient, future tense. Trees sing a song of destruction.
In a change of format, Old Pines is offering a quiction writing prompt for fellow authors.
A quick story composed for a challenge I set on Twitter. The prompt was for a 1,100 word story inspired by Rob Cantor’s “Shia LaBeouf” song (https://t.co/sutswHNHdM).