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Daily Writing Prompt 241

The hunt took place on the final Friday of the year. Participants arrived before dawn at Johnson's forty-acre farm. Dogs whined and sniffed the air. Rifles lay broken across the hunters' arms. At daybreak, the prey was released--fourteen teenage girls--and the dogs gave chase.

Daily Writing Prompt 240

The scrapbook held tokens from her youth--a state fair ribbon, school certificates, grade school valentines. Yolanda flipped through, reliving events she hadn't thought about in years. In the back, behind an old birthday card, was a photo of her with a man that wasn't her father.

Daily Writing Prompt 238

This wasn't his first war. He'd been boots-on-ground in the Kuwaiti conflict, then Kosovo, and Egypt following. He had more miles in Afghanistan than entire Marine platoons--and the Pulitzer to prove it. But this time, this time, it was so much worse.

Daily Writing Prompt 236

Except for a bottle of drain cleaner and a shower cap, the shelves of the convenience store were empty. The power went out soon after the storm struck, leaving citizens cold and hungry and desperate. The contents of the tiny store weren't its only victims.

Daily Writing Prompt 235

Smoke oozed from the car parked at the end of the culdesac. The builder was bankrupt and the neighborhood incomplete--making it the perfect hangout for bored teenagers and occasional druggies. Thirty minutes after the smoke started, the car burst into flames.

Daily Writing Prompt 233

She woke up but couldn't see. The absence of light disoriented her. Feeling around, Kari had two feet on either side, she stood at the base of wherever she was, and she couldn't touch anything above her head. And the door, an arms length in front of her body, was locked.

Daily Writing Prompt 232

Baskets containing fruits and vegetables lined the bed of the truck. After two summer weeks locked in the barn, the smell of rot and swarms of flies filled the dusty gloom. The sheriff wondered: Why did Brown load his truck for market and fail to make the delivery?

Daily Writing Prompt 227

The coach blew his whistle, and the team dropped to the ground. He whistled again, and the players popped up to run in place. The routine continued in the 100-degree heat until one player stopped. "I've had enough." Pulling out a gun, he took aim and fired.

Daily Writing Prompt 225

Friday morning, between eight and eleven, the collectors would arrive. "Donations" were accepted, based on each family's worth and earnings. Farmers gave a portion of their crops and cattle. Bakers supplied bread and pastries. Carter gave three pints of blood.

Daily Writing Prompt 223

Simmons spent two years getting the room ready. Batteries, water, and dried food lined one wall, tools, blankets, and electronics another. After one last scan of the perimeter, Simmons engaged the security system and fastened the locks. Then he armed the bomb.

Daily Writing Prompt 222

Potty training a puppy ranked next to dentist visits and doing taxes. Potty training a puppy during a blizzard was the absolute worst. Sherman pulled on his winter gear, put Kiya on the leash, opened the door and shrieked when the frozen man fell inside.