CW: February Collection

[An audio version of this post available below.]

CW: February Collection One day at a time…

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://dailyflabbergast.wordpress.com/2021/03/04/cw-february-collection/

To give you a break from my usual walls of text, today, I present to you two recently crafted short stories. 99-words each. Enjoy!

TITLE: “A million dollar question”

They stopped at the local bar on their evening walk around town.

“Wanna get a drink?” Scott asked.

“Sure,” Emily shrugged.

Inside, a live band played and patrons swayed to the beat. The music was loud, but the vocals decent and the songs classic.

“I said: ‘Hey! What’s going on?'” Scott belted out.

“Hmmm… but he only sings funny, made up lyrics,” Emily frowned.

When Linda Perry sat down next to the couple, everything changed.

Scott now has a recording deal and Emily a new lover.

Which one of them was at the right place at the right time?

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TITLE: “Frozen in time”

When Octavia received a call from the hospital informing her of her mother’s death, all she could feel was anger. The two of them had not been in touch for years, ever since Bianca kicked her daughter out of the house for sneaking around with a guy almost twice her age.

“As long as you live under my roof-“

That night, Octavia snuck out for the last time.

Going through Bianca’s possessions at the hospital, Octavia stumbled upon a butterfly frozen in time, beyond a framed piece of glass. Her last Mother’s Day gift.

Tears streamed down Octavia’s cheeks.

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In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story where a character is in the right place at the right time.
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In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word ‘frozen‘”
– prompts used for this CW piece.
[Source: Carrot Ranch 1 and 2]

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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!

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12 thoughts on “CW: February Collection

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  1. Woah woah woah. You got me excited for a while there with the audio version. But it is not your voice I guess, since it sounds a bit automated. But I likef it.

    I liked both stories.
    I had to read Million dollar question twice, thinking I got wrong.
    Then I remembered “this is written by Goldie” so there is always a twist 😀😀

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  2. I enjoyed both these stories, especially million dollar question as it read almost like a poem. And the question at the end meant a re-read was necessary, so for me it was like a tasty boiled sweet that can be savoured in the mouth for a longer time. The automated audio though… I didn’t like that at all. Sorry, but the intonations of the computer voice didn’t flow properly for me.

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    1. Thanks, Stuart! I’m glad you saw the poem-like aspect to the first piece. I definitely felt it as I wrote it.

      And I appreciate the feedback on the audio. I’m not the biggest fan, but thought I’d give my readers an option since many are moving away from the written word and closer to audiobooks, etc. Additionally, the post is transformed into a podcast and then shared on Spotify. Not that I thought it would make me popular, but it made me curious about reaching a new audience (who then presumably would make their way onto my blog).

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    1. You have to open an account linked to WP and then basically push a button or two and it does it. You also do have the option of recording your own voice if you so choose. I’ve heard people react positively to that on other pages and I get that since many prefer to listen to things nowadays. However, it seems that the robotic voice isn’t to everyone’s liking and I totally agree.

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