"In each of those cases, homelessness was treated as something novel; it was exoticized, like it's a foreign state that nobody knows anything about. But that's not really the case today, people just treat it so flippantly, with stereotypes, you know? I could address that."
Write a full story in less than three sentences. Fact, fiction, whatever. If I like it, I'll ask for your permission to rewrite the story to be posted next week. HOLY COW BEST PRIZE EVAR ZOMG!?!?
Vanessa was no idiot. She knew what was happening but still tried to fix it. I made sure that she couldn't, using precise wording and timing to deliver a painful goodbye with surgical precision.
Ms. Young smiles at me while I tremble in front of the class, my nerves suffering under a weird mix of terror and excitement. There’s only twelve students scattered amongst the tables in the classroom. I know everyone in here by name. I shouldn’t feel scared of them.
I play this game with my friend Sadi (whose new book of poetry is coming out soon!) where we each come up with two words and the other person has to write out a poem using those words. Any form, inflection, mood, voice, or tense is allowable. Since in these games all forms of writing are allowed, I'm bumping the word requirement to three words. Public, degree, return
Publish in comments stories, no matter how polished or raw, according to the game of the week. If I like your story, I may ask you to gloss it into a short that I'll publish along with the next contest the following Thursday (or, perhaps, you permission for me to gloss the story for you.... I haven't quite worked that out yet....) Make the entries as short or as long as you want, and any genre is fair game: fiction, non-, and poetry.
He went outside and looked at all the other houses where they lived. Snow had fallen all over. Icicles were dangling from the homes of some of their neighbors. They were the neighbors who were lucky enough to have the wood to burn, and the heat their fires made escaped up through the roofs and melted the snow there, making the icicles possible.