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GROWING UP MONTANA STYLE (excerpt from Knocking on Doors)

Peggy Erickson–Prompt Me! What was it like growing up in Montana?

In 1976 I embarked on my working career in a world of middle aged white men who seemed positively ancient to my 21-year-old, Japanese American eyes. 782 more words

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Prompt Me! The Stranger--Paris Latin Quarter

The Stranger

The Prompt: You’re walking home from work one night and taking shortcuts through a labyrinth of dark city alleyways to meet someone on time. 462 more words

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Prompt Me! Matchup

Write a story featuring a Ouija board, a search engine, and a self-help book.

I’m sitting in my one room apartment in Rome at my small writing desk, a laptop computer in front of me, and beyond the computer is a window framing rooftops as far as the eye can see. 472 more words

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Prompt Me! Magical

Jan Simpson: favorite college memory.
Written May 18, 2018

Like every college freshman, that first year at school is a time of incredible learning and growth. 740 more words

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Prompt Me--Back From the Future

The prompt: A knock at the door catches you off guard. Upon answering it, you’re greeted by a person who says she’s from the future—and she can prove it. 1,055 more words

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Prompt Me! from Mike Lane--Manuscript has a voice

Mike Lane Writers Prompt: Your manuscript has a voice that is asking for greater meaning regarding something that it includes. What is it? 

I was putting the finishing touches on my latest novel, after spending the past year fine tuning the story. 490 more words

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Prompt Me! "Life Happens" from Ruth Conn

Ruth Conn:  Lake Irene, of course

I am floating on Lake Irene, about 15 feet out from the shore in front of my in-law’s lake home. 530 more words

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