CW: Visitation

“In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the Day of the Dead.”
– a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
[Source: @CarrotRanch]


“Trixie, get up! It’s the Day of the Dead!” – Bart exclaimed, pulling a blanket off his sister.

He has heard so many stories throughout the years but was never allowed to participate in any of the festivities. This year, he was finally old enough. He turned ten in August, and his mother agreed that this year was going to be “the year.”


“Is that… Dad?” – Bart asked Trixie.

“Yes, it is” – she replied.

“Why can’t he see me?”

“Watch this” – said Trixie, pushing the mug off the table onto the floor.

“They’re here” – he said with a smile.


P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post, so that I can get an alert and check out your piece. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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    1. Thank you, Stuart. That’s quite the compliment. This one was hard for me to edit. My first draft half way done had way more than 100 words.

      Are you a Halloween/ Dead of the Dead/ All Saints’ Day person at all?


      1. I inspected right through the early elections here and on the big one – can I say total farce?! I’m trying to set appointments to view houses next week – I wasn’t watching what I was typing and autocorrect added ‘in mental’ after appointments…. I think big brother is trying to get me committed.

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          1. No improvement on the eyeball front. The sclera contacts were a bust so there’s nothing that can be done about the astigmatism. I wanted to try prism lenses for the Diplopia but they keep faffing about wanting to try other stuff and I’ve lost faith. I’m waiting now to find a new eyeball doctor after we move because I’ve paid for enough BMW’s for doctors this year!!

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    1. Thanks!
      It was quite challenging for me not to write out the whole story. By keeping it 99-words long, I kept my version to myself and allowed the reader to think of their own backstory.


    1. Thanks, Lashaan!

      Interesting question, which I HAVE been asked before. That either means that you are curious or that my name choices are fun. Or both. I choose to think it’s both. Most of the time, the names just “come to me”. However, sometimes when I am looking for a more stereotypical name (to fit character traits), I ask others what name comes to mind when they think of person who is this or that way. That doesn’t happen too often, though. I never checked, though I hope that the names do not repeat themselves.

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Faerie Tales and Fantasy Worlds


writing science-fiction and fantasy since tomorrow

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