The Challenge

I think it’s finally safe to say I’ll update every other day M-W-F and perhaps Sun, we’ll see.


I have a book titled The Writer’s Book of Matches: 1,001 Prompts to Ignite Your Fiction, published by Writer’s Digest Books.

I rarely use prompts if ever and so this book has been very neglected….until now.

I have challenged myself to write for ONE PROMPT every day for 1,001 days in a row.

No word or time quota/limit.  Just to warm up the writing muscles and keep them in shape….and hopefully not rack up a million story ideas that I’ll never use…

Here’s today’s prompt:

Prompt #3: A woman buys a gun for home defense, but two days later she can’t find it.

Join in if you’d like. I’m also going to try to do this for drawing. A prompt a day, a sketch a day, and every week post my most recent one.

Sounds like a good plan.

Here is my reply to the prompt so far:

(She stared at the empty drawer in her dark bedroom. A cold sweat ran down her spine.

The apartment was small and she lived alone. Did burglar come in while she was at work? No, then there would have been other things missing, and so far the open, empty drawer that should have been closed with a handgun was the only thing she noticed as unusual.


A cold ring of metal pressed against the back of her neck – the nuzzle of a gun. Her gun.

The room was silent. Not a single footstep or whispering breaths. She didn’t even feel  anyone behind her.  Just the pressure of the gun against the top of her spinal cord.)

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