Writing Group Prompt for February

Each month, the writing group I belong to sets out a prompt for the next meeting. We then have a month to write a poem or something from that prompt that we read at the next meeting. I also figured these would work nicely as blog posts. The prompt for our February meeting was: “Start with something you have written and rewrite it, cutting the number of words in half. Then start with the original piece and rewrite it to double the number of words. See which version you like best.”

I went with something short; six words short to be precise.  I used two six word stories that will be included in my second story collection, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet, which should be out in April.


Original:  (Previous published here.)

Hand shaped genitalia causes intergalactic “incident.”

In Half: (The Obi-Wan version?)

That’s no hand.


After shakegate, you’d think the aliens would stop landing in rural areas.



Ink records author’s descent into madness.

In Half:

I am mad.


When they came, only a page of his scrawled delusions were found.


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