Changing up the prompt a little in the new year. We’re going back to a single word prompt. Two words are offered for consideration. Each word has a similar definition, but one is more expressive. You pick which word you want to use in your story.

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

The Rules

1. Go write something using the prompt - fiction, poetry, thrillers, fantasy, romance, personal memoir… anything.

2. Use either prompt, in any tense or form, as long as it’s grammatically correct.

3. Try to keep your missive to 500 words or less, but don’t worry about length, we won’t count.

4. Come back here to link up in the comment section below.

5. Deadline to enter Saturday, midnight CST (5 a.m. Sunday GMT).

6. Only one entry per person. 

The Prompts

hubris” and/or “conceit”: [noun] excessive pride or self-confidence

If you have a suggestion for a prompt, please leave your word pair in the comments.

If you missed reading last week's stories with "conclave" and/or "council:"

Joe, "Conclave: The Indictment of Waldrof and Statler"
Christa, “Appeal
Katy, “The Price of Pain
Kenneth, “Dead Ringer
Tara, “Meeting of the minds

Have fun writing!

Tara and Kirsten


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Comment by Tara Roberts 21 hours ago

Glad to see you back writing with us L.M.! 

Comment by Christa Dillman yesterday

This one is rather long; I got a burst of creativity, you could say.  Thanks for reading!

High School Lunch, Circa 1994

Comment by L. M. Leffew yesterday

Hi all! I finally found the time and inspiration to participate after months of absence (grad school is a time suck!). So I wrote another part to the piece I started back in August. 

The Work (Part 3)


Comment by Joe Scott on Saturday

Here we go!  On-time, and (I think) under 500 words!  Just keep chewing...

Pride Goeth: The Song Of Jeremiah Tip Top

Comment by Katy Brandes on Saturday

Mine is called Old Habits 


Comment by Tara Roberts on Tuesday

I brought back a few old characters...

A job well-done

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