Eighty two words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Forage and the limit, 82 words.



He claimed he could look into our eyes and forage for hidden secrets within our minds.

‘Prove it’ we’d say. He’d shake his head, smile an inscrutable smile and say ‘don’t worry I’ll keep it to myself’.

We didn’t know what to make of him.

I know it sounds silly, but whenever I encountered him I’d try clearing my mind, just in case.

But yesterday day he squinted at me and I shivered.

To my cost, I’ve discovered our doubts were unfounded.


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25 thoughts on “Eighty two words

  1. Writing Sparkle Apr 10, 2021 / 15:08

    Love it!

    Now I am curious about Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt and will have to check that out too!

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  2. Christine Goodnough Apr 10, 2021 / 15:52

    No doubt he’d want to keep his “readings” to himself, since most people upon hearing such a claim are apt to think some rather uncharitable thoughts about him. 😉

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  3. jenne49 Apr 10, 2021 / 18:35

    Ooh, I love that: ‘Our doubts were unfounded.’ Chilling. Imagine what a person could do with a ‘skill’ like that! Or maybe not!

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  4. sylfarblog Apr 11, 2021 / 06:18

    A gift or a curse? Given our fellow human general stupidity I’d say who wants to know what they are thinking? (:

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  5. Iain Kelly Apr 11, 2021 / 08:39

    Wouldn’t it be fascinating to be able to read the thoughts of others? Like the use of forage, Keith.

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  6. rochellewisoff Apr 11, 2021 / 12:59

    Dear Keith,

    Just a bit this side of creepy with this one. And your graphic does not disappoint. Love it.



    Mine is here V=https://rochellewisoff.com/2021/04/11/weekend-writing-prompt-forage/


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