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Black Cat in Pink: a story from the Prompt Studio

Tadeusz Dejanovicz        d.1948 As a young, provincial unknown, Dejanovicz struggled to integrate with the Tblisi avant-garde. They largely closed ranks against this ‘bourgeois’ and mocked his experiments in…

Doing the Salsa: a story from the Prompt Studio

I’m sitting at the edge of a party, always on the fringes, always by the food. It’s one of those low-budget summer parties, one where friends, or in…

Celestial Beings: a story from the Prompt Studio

Elizabeth turned her head away from the bearded advisor attempting to whisper in her ear, and gave a gentle flick of her hand in dismissal. Looking back at…

compliance: a story from twitter prompt

Rescuer appointed. We cleave by the taps, Jordan hugs me to his chest, he’s crying, I’m trying not to snivel too much – it’s unattractive, don’t want to…

Limo Wreck: a story from twitter prompt

behind the blood red break of the lights/ lies the wreck of you for the rest of your life Limo Wreck by Soundgarden   It hit him in…

Dancing on Tables: a story from the simulation

Just off Oxford Street is St Christopher’s Place, a thin tunnel of shops, and what amounts to a passage way to Wigmore Street. In 1989 the retail premises…

The Boy Next Door: a story from twitter prompt

I love your mother’s cookies. It was in the way he said it – so sly, so faux-sweet, and in that moment I hated him. It’s funny how…

2 Minutes: a story from twitter prompt

FINISH THE STORY: “It finally arrived. He secured the device and reached for the on switch…” and shivered at the sensation of cold batter being poured over the…

Label Maker: a story from twitter prompt

My kids are constantly taking the piss out of me. They call me the Post-it Note King. I admit my habit got out of hand; initially it was…

Spoiler Alert: a story from the Prompt Studio

This book is blank. I intentionally choose a book and I make it look old. Loved, used, but most importantly I make it look read. But this book…