Saturday, April 29

Posted by Laurel Garver on Saturday, April 29, 2017 6 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.


Your date decorates his/her living room with jars of diseased livers, animal droppings, or celebrities’ used Kleenex.

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  1. That one night stand ends in the living room--early in the evening :)

    1. One suspects the date wouldn't even make it to one-night-stand status.

  2. Euw. The date walks in and walks right back out. No thanks. Could be an fun date night scene.
    Discarded Darlings - Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

    1. The date that started amazingly well could take a sudden turn in a living room like this.

  3. Hi Laurel - that is yuck, yuck, yuck ... I'd be out of the door - unless I knew he was some kind of really clever scientist and then I don't think I'd fit the bill!! Cheers Hilary

    1. I could imagine a hepatologist having a weird penchant for keeping specimens. It would take someone really special to not be disgusted by his/her hobby.