CW: I will always carry you.

I have made a conscious decision to announce the prompt at the end of the post (instead of the beginning) from this time forward. 

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David stood in front of his closet, trying to figure out what to wear. He never thought this day would come. He put on black dress pants, a white shirt, and a black tie. An image of him carrying Sally over the threshold of a hotel room on their wedding day popped into his head, and a tear rolled down his cheek.

Now, he was never going to be able to do it.

After the service, when it was time, he lifted the casket onto his shoulder and carried her to the cemetery where she was laid to rest.

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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!

This week’s prompt:
“In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a carried wife.”
[Source: @CarrotRanch]

Stay golden,

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38 thoughts on “CW: I will always carry you.

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  1. Okay, so your conscious decision announcement made me scroll down to read the prompt and then scroll back up to read your take on it 😂😂 maybe you should have announced it at the end too🤣🤣

    What made you take this decision?

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    1. This was a one time only announcement. From now on, the plan is to just publish the prompts at the end. But now that you know…

      It’s something I go back and forth on. It might change in the future. The biggest thing is that I don’t want the prompt to contain spoilers. Also, I find that many people (myself included) focus on trying to figure out the prompt as they read the piece, which I think takes a little away from the reading experience.

      What’s your opinion on having the prompt on top vs. the bottom?

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      1. I used the pingback to the prompts on the words (have mostly participated in word prompts). But then those hyperlinks used to annoy the flow of reading.

        Then I started putting them at the end. Saying ‘in response to….’

        But my prompts have never been straightforward . Because they are just words. I interpret them in my own way and weave my story.

        In your case, the prompts themselves are a story. And thus, have spoilers as you said. So yeah, using them at the end sounds cool. If you feel like putting them in the beginning, maybe say the name of the site from where you took and give the whole thing at the bottom. But I think, it’s pretty cool at the end.

        Maybe after the reading the prompt, readers are prompted to scroll back up and read the whole post again to understand it better.

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        1. I include the pingbacks to give credit. But I don’t want to skip the prompt entirely just in case one day the pingback stops working. I need to know what the prompt was. Otherwise, the piece will lose its essense.

          Thank you for your thoughts.

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  2. My goodness. I got goose bumps all over my body and I am on the verge of crying.
    This is one of your best.
    I don’t even know how you do this.

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    1. I’ve been toying with the idea for a while. When the prompt was an obvious spoiler I tried to put it on the bottom. If it wasn’t, I kept it on top. That felt inconsistent to me and it was a spoiler on its own.

      So overall, it’s for consistency. How do you feel about it?

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      1. That’s interesting! I didn’t think it that way, but now that I reread it also makes sense that way. When I read the line “Now, he was never going to be able to do it”, I was thinking that we was never going to be able to carry her again, tying it back to the title. I love how it can be left up for interpretation.

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