Just a Mouth

I know, I know: I had reserved Saturdays for original fiction posts. Shame on me for breaking my own rule.

I hadn’t planned on doing any of the writing prompts this week, because none of them immediately grabbed me. But, while I was writing a “real” chapter, the scene below came to me. It’s back story, I suppose, of an alternate-universe sort. Or, maybe it really did happen; I can’t decide. At any rate, both Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday word bank and Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction prompt (DESOLATE) conspired with my evil little brain to create this. I didn’t keep things to five sentences, so I can’t submit to Lillie’s link list, but I wanted to give her some credit for getting the juices flowing.

Warning: Sensitive situations included below. Nothing graphic, but I’d suggest not clicking if you’re uncomfortable with descriptions of sexuality.

Just-a-MouthI’m slowly returning to normal with this blog. Hopefully, you haven’t already left me behind! Though, I guess if you have done, you won’t be reading this, anyway, so the hopes are moot. I’ve got a conference and an awards thing to do over the next two weeks, but, after that, I’m looking to get back in the thick of things.

Did you write from any prompts, this week? Which ones? Feel free to link to them in the comments, because I’d love to check them out!


4 thoughts on “Just a Mouth

  1. You do a great job with intimate scenes, Mayumi. They’re just not in my writer’s repertoire, I’m afraid. Enjoy the conference and awards thing, and then I hope you can get back into a good groove with your writing!


    • Thanks so much for that lovely compliment, JM! 😀 I try to make these dude-bros human. 😉

      The awards program is actually a great part of my job – we recognize student filmmakers from around the country – but it’s a lot of work!


  2. You answered the true call to writing prompts, in my opinion. You wrote. Whether or not you kept to 5 sentences isn’t what is important, and I’m glad you were inspired.


    • Thanks, Kate. That’s probably a much healthier view of challenge prompts: more “prompt,” less “challenge.” 🙂 I’ll have to remember that wisdom, in the future.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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