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 too much 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

Legerdemain and/or Sleight of hand:
[noun] an artful trick; deception

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 "lackluster" and/or "boring:"

Christa, “Opinions
Nonamedufus, “A Little Tale for Awl About Jeb the Woodworker
Tara, “Reminiscing
Melissa, “When Looks Deceive
Kenneth, “Life’s Test

Have fun writing!

Tara and Kirsten


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Comment by Joe Scott 12 hours ago

Here I am!  This one goes out to the elegant machine, N&W Class J #611...

Ambidextrous Stang: Is This Your Lint?

Comment by Kenneth Lawson on Friday

This weeks story is a bit different;

  There are 2 records mentioned in it I looked them up and they are real records.

Comment by nonamedufus on Thursday

Hey everybody give me a hand. (Give Him A Hand)

Comment by Stacey Meservy on Wednesday

Here's mine. The long walk home. 

Comment by Melissa on Wednesday

Here's mine, He's a Magic Man

Comment by Tara Roberts on Monday

A little bit more of my latest WIP

"Family Resemblance"

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