Started 5 years ago (2015-02-02T08:00:00Z).
Ended 5 years ago (2015-12-31T08:00:00Z).
The goal is simple: Write a short story in response to a daily writing prompt.
There are no rules; the style of story, length, genre and how long you take are all up to you. Use the prompt as your opening sentence or as general inspiration to kick-start your imagination.
Publish it on your blog, on Medium, or wherever you like and share the links here.
The daily prompts will be created by Joshua.
02/04/2015: Better living through chemistry
02/04/2015: The straw that broke the camel's back
02/03/2015: The beacon in the sky
02/02/2015: That was a stupid wish. I never should have made it.
My hands were raw and bleeding; dirt had worked its way into the weeping blisters. I still wasn't done here, so I wrapped my hands in strips of fabric from my shirt and adjusted my grip on the shovel.
It was a stupid wish. I never should have made it.
I repeated the thought like a mantra, the words forming a beat in time with the thump of the shovel. I couldn't change the past though, no matter how hard I wished. I guess it was a one-wish scenario. No take-backs. No extra wishes.
It was a stupid wish. I never should have opened my mouth.
I kept digging. I was out of breath. Mud trickled down my face and arms; a mixture of sweat and dirt. I was standing in the hole now, hefting shovel-loads of dirt up and over the edge. My eyes were gritty from clouds of soil puffing into the air.