Punch for Prompt

Punch for Prompt designed by Jessica Baverstock and her brother.

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Square-Peg Karen
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This is fantastic!!!

Charlotte Dixon
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Thanks, Karen! It’s all due to Jessica Baverstock, or Creativity’s Workshop, http://creativitysworkshop.wordpress.com. I’ve got to get a real link up to here site. And, look for an official release of Punch for Prompt next week, with posts on both our sites about it.

Jacksica Nightingale
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Jacksica Nightingale

At last, something to get the juices flowing when they thin down to a trickle and then dry up entirely! <3 Thank you, Charlotte, Jessica, Tristan!

Jessica Baverstock
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You’re very welcome, Jacksica. If you get some use out of it, then we are very happy. 😉

Charlotte Dixon
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Jacksica, please return and let us know how the prompts are going for you! And thanks for stopping by.

Philip Bernier-Smith
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“You could do a lot with a pot of glue” the prompt on the fortune cookie slip said. Harold rubbed his rather full tummy and looked over his glasses at his wife Sharon. Sharon was busy finishing her third and last egg roll. Harold turned over the slip looking for lucky numbers but there weren’t any there. The waiter seeing his moment wafted in and out with the check. Sharon picked up her fortune cookie but didn’t eat it just put it in her purse for later. “I really hate it when you do that” Harold said. “Do what Harold?”… Read more »
Charlotte Dixon
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Thanks for sharing, Philip!

Samantha Gluck
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So what do we do? Punch the button, get a prompt and write a paragraph or so using the prompt here in the comments section? Sounds super fun!

Charlotte Dixon
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You can use the prompt any way you want–posting your results in the comments section or just using the prompt for yourself.  Thanks for coming by!

Samantha Gluck
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Please note: I’m NOT a fiction writer. I’m a journalist. And a healthcare/medical journalist at that — riddled with an overabundance of medical and human physiological knowledge that rolls around in my brain uninvited. I’m half of a new digital branding business (RebelSpark) for physicians and others in the humanitarian community at large. I don’t know how to do this. So go easy on me when you read my first stab at this sort of thing. I feel exhilarated at having even tried it [prompt – new moon, new energy, new life]: When Debra told me the news, I was… Read more »
Charlotte Dixon
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Samantha, you ROCK!  There's a fiction writer buried in you and its not even buried very deep.  This is really good and I'm impressed.  Thanks for being so brave and sharing–maybe more will follow you!  And congratulations on your new venture, that sounds very exciting.

Samantha Gluck
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Done! I put my little response to the prompt below. My heart is still pounding with fear because I’ve never done anything like this before…reporters and journalists write news stories, feature stories. I write about developmental oncotherapeutics and the like…not this. I feel almost like I’m sneaking around doing something I shouldn’t. Crazy isn’t it?

Charlotte Dixon
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You feel like you're cheating on your journalism, right?  Not to worry, I love what you wrote!

Medtopicwriter
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Hi. I’m Iain, Samantha Gluck’s son. Below, I’ve added my prompt and the story that came of it. Prompt: The valley gleamed green and lush in the sunlight. The valley gleamed green and lush in the sunlight as John walked through the trees, his hands in his pockets, his shoulders tense. He was wearing leather riding gear emblazoned with a gold phoenix rising, burning with scarlet flames — the symbol of his family. His sword hung at his side, the silver pommel shining in the sun, casting rays of light in all directions. “John.” Suddenly a voice behind him called… Read more »
Charlotte Dixon
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Iain, wow! I think you’re a very talented writer. I actually can’t believe you’re 14, I would have guessed you were much older, someone who had been working at this for a long time. The possibilities here are so rich, I love it! It is very exciting to read your work.

Medtopicwriter
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Thank you, Ms. Dixon. I appreciate the compliment. I’m looking forward to working with you. One of my main issues with writing is keeping flow (sometimes). As my story gets longer, I have trouble keeping the flow going nicely.

I’ll be 15 in July, but have been writing ever since I can remember.

Iain

Samantha Gluck
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Hi Philip,

So I want to know — what CAN you do with a pot of glue? What happens next?

🙂

Samantha

Charlotte Dixon
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I bet that's why you're so good, Iain, because you've been writing ever since you can remember.  I can't wait to work with you, too!  In the meantime, my best advice is to write as much as you possibly can.  The best way to learn to write is to write. (Plus you're lucky to have a Mom like Samantha to encourage you!)

Charlotte Dixon
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LOL!  I bet a lot of people are pondering that!

Taylor Gluck
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Taylor Gluck
Heat rose from the asphalt in waves. Lindsay strained with the weight of her gun as she led the bedraggled trio down the overpass. Walking behind her, also struggling to carry the supplies needed, were Jason and Kyle. Jason was her brother, Kyle her cousin. All three carried long, double barrel shotguns and semi-automatic pistols, camouflaged duffel bags, and wore tight clothes that clung to their bodies like a second skin. No one knew who they were. No one cared to know. There was no one to know. That was the way they liked it. Suddenly, Lindsay stopped short, her… Read more »
Charlotte Dixon
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Taylor, you're amazing.  I love your use of detail and strong verbs–brings the action right to life.  Thank you for posting the results of the prompt.

Samantha Gluck
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Hi Charlotte! Taylor is my step daughter. She’s exactly same age as Iain. We call them the “monkey twins”. 😉

Charlotte Dixon
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Oh dear and I think I just referred to her as your son on Twitter! I'm so sorry, I got the names confused.  All I can say is, you've got an amazingly talented family!

SandyRStuckless
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Ok, so I’ve spent a lot time on Twitter talking about my writing, but I’ve never actually shown my writing, so this is a bit of step for me. I hope you enjoy. The prompt was: ‘She threw the book across the room.’ She threw the book across the room and I had to duck or have it smack me in the forehead, dead center. Her aim had always been impeccable. “What the hell’s the matter with you, woman,” I shrieked as the book crashed into the crystal lamp – the one I brought her back from Italy – behind… Read more »
Charlotte Dixon
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Oh, Sandy, this is a fabulous debut!  I love it.  And I'm so pleased that you showed your writing here first!

Joshua Kroeger
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Joshua Kroeger
Prompt: She didn’t trust people who insisted on sunshine. From childhood, Morena was suspicious of people who insisted on sunshine—ever since that first time they had tried to get her outside “to get Vitamin D” and “because it’s good for you”. But as she stepped into the light for the first time in her life, she noticed something happening to her: her arm began turning to dust. Morena dashed back into the castle as fast as her legs could carry her. Her father, Viktor, grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her. “What have you done to yourself, Morena?” he… Read more »
Charlotte Dixon
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Ooh, keep writing, this is a good one!  Love the image of Morena's arm turning to dust in the sunshine and I love that you posted this here, thank you!

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