Write a scene that begins: “Joe was the last person on Earth I expected to do that.”

Joe was the last person on Earth I expected to do that. He always wore a cross around his neck. He kept up with his weekly chores around the house. He never missed a day of school. He actually enjoyed being an altar boy! Yet, there we all stood in the waiting room of the …

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You are looking down through the skylight as chefs prepare dinner for your ex-fiance’s wedding.

This is definitely not my wedding. I definitely would not have had THAT as a choice of entrée. Those fries look good though. He loved fries...loves, I'm sure he still loves fries. He wanted a french fry volcano. I said no. I shouldn't have said no. Actually, I shouldn't have said yes in the first …

Pick a small object to be given one day to your great-grandchild. Write a letter to that child explaining why you have chosen this object.

My dearest great grandchild, If you are reading this, than in your hand is a shot glass. You may be wondering why. Why would my great-grandmother give me a shot glass? You see, this shot glass signifies so much more than the contents it's meant to hold. Let's start with the decor. On it are …

A storm destroys your uncle’s shed and kills his six-year-old son. Describe the color of the sky right before the storm hit.

It's the color that when you were young, would make your stomach flip inside out. The color Momma called ominous, although you were never really sure what that meant. It's all the wrong colors a sky should be at 3:00 on a sunny Summer day. Before the sky changed color, it was the perfect blue, …

What could have happened to you in high school that would have altered the course of your life?

The whole truth and nothing but the truth... I consider the year 2009 to be possibly one of the hardest years of my life, thus far. I was 15 years old, a sophomore. Going into high school, I only had a few friends. By sophomore year, that number dwindled until there was not a single …

Describe yourself in the third person- your physical appearence and personality- as though you were a character in a book

During the earliest of Jodi's years, people would stop her and her mother wherever they were to comment on Jodi's beauty. This happened quite often actually. People seemed to be taken aback by Jodi's deep brown eyes, the golden red highlights in her hair, and a smile that stretched across her face. She had tiny …