Saturday Story Prompts [2013.08.31]

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1. When your life comes crashing down to breathing in and breathing out, it’s hard to rise back up from that perspective.

2. “You think too much,” he whined, pulling against the traces in restless fidgeting. His hooves dug furrows in the muddy ground, but he couldn’t move the wagon without her help.

She didn’t look up from her grazing, twitching back an ear in annoyance. “You think too little.”

3. Language is confined to the visible here and the dark brings a new kind of terror.

4. Pen and paper are relics, or should be, but here and there he’ll find a few holdouts who have dug in their heels against the tsunami of the true digital age. Amusingly, he finds the ones that do are also the only ones who’ve planned for what would happen when the power goes out.

5. Old habits bend before the break and sometimes it’s easier to simply twist them into better shapes than try to build something new.


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