Only in…

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Only in by the Rough Writers & Friends @Charli_MillsOnly in artists do you find a calling that requires both the isolation of artistic expression and its communication. When writing from those moments of isolation, it can be like walking on Walden Pond, a place where Thoreau was often alone but not lonely.

Artists went to this place then gathered back to the campfire to share the stories found “Only in…”

The following are based on the December 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…”


Ninety-nineby Kerry E.B. Black

She commands I capture a story using ninety-nine words, but I have lifetime to present. I chafe at the confines, yet by honing the message and pruning the words, I achieve brevity. Brevity is beautiful, right? I strive for beauty. I face doubts and strike blows at fear. A story has an arc, and mine begins with…

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