The February meeting was an intimate affair with only seven in attendance. A smaller group allows for more in-depth discussions (and an early dismissal). The prompt was to write a story inspired by a picture. These stories are always good because the only limitations are in the mind of the writer (so, none!). This was – by far – the most amusing Prompt Club meeting ever. You should have been there. Really. Ever.
The Prompt Club is proud to announce once again that two of its members’ stories have been publicly acknowledged! Congratulations to Caryl Barnes! Her story, Hectorette Sings to the Dead, was selected by a panel of readers as a semi-finalist in Ruminate’s Short Story Prize. And Ray Paul‘s The Learning Purse, a winner in the In Print Fiction Contest, has been accepted into the Midwest Prairie Review, a Madison based Midwest publication. Congratulations again, Ray! Keep writing and submitting!
The next meeting is Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 pm at the Cherry Valley District Library. The assigned prompt is number eight on our list: And the first shall be last. Start the story with a line and end it with the same line. Bonus points if it means something different at the end than it did at the beginning (note: no actual points given). The first and last lines are up to you. The prompt just states they should be the same.
The Prompt Club is currently at capacity. If you would like to get on a waiting list should an opening become available, please contact Mary Lamphere (LiteraryMary@comcast.net).