Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Prompt: As a kid, you were fascinated by fireflies and would catch and stare at them blinking for hours. Now an adult, you decide to revisit your hobby. But you now notice a pattern in their flashes. Morse? You look up and see the stars are blinking back. Having translated the message, you grow pale. … Continue reading Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Unexpected Inking By: Jess Zafarris | January 16, 2018 Last week I looked up the etymology of the word “tattoo” and learned that it comes from the Polynesian word tatuor tatau, meaning “to write,” and later “puncture” or “mark made on skin.” The word came to English in the mid-to-late 1700s via the writings of the British explorer Captain James … Continue reading Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Going Up or Down? Fiction Of the nearly seventy thousand passenger elevators in New York City, there are likely less than a hundred left that are holdovers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, manually run by full-time elevator operators. This week, write a scene for a short story that takes place in a … Continue reading Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry