For ten years she had lived within the small town’s shadow. She was known as the lady who spent hours in her garden and signed out books every other week, or so the librarian had once said.
One month after she'd typed ‘The End’, she anonymously sent the manuscript to the news station. The team kept it under wraps while they investigated the damning, dangerous words only an insider might know.
Stonewalled by vague obituaries and news clippings identifying a bystander killed in an attempt on the business owner named in several chapters, the author’s identity was still unknown.
Prompt writing gives me the opportunity to let my mind wander, my imagination run wild, as well as write within my normal genres. It is a structured style, there are rules, but it’s always interesting to see if I am up for the challenge. There are times I come up with nothing, but when I do, my goal is to produce words others will enjoy,f and leave them wanting more.
Writing from prompts that come in the form of a single word, a sentence, or a photograph gives me a sense of accomplishment while adding much needed breaks from the serious book writing side of my life.