Almost a story

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Oasis and the limit, forty words



 I want to write, but my mind’s a desert.  An endless arid vista.

I sit, I stand, I pace.  I beg for inspiration. 



Then, an idea appears.  And another. 

An oasis satiates my thirst for words.

So I create.


As I’ve used up my forty words I’m afraid I can’t share my story with you, blame Sammi (only kidding!)


27 thoughts on “Almost a story

  1. Sadje Jul 31, 2021 / 13:34

    Always a clever way to get out of writing for the prompt! 😜

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  2. Shweta Suresh Jul 31, 2021 / 15:17

    Haha. Great way to write even without an idea! 😉
    But you can always complete the story in your next post

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  3. hilarymb Jul 31, 2021 / 15:56

    Hi Keith – what happened … was a whirlpool stirred up …? cheers Hilary

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  4. jenne49 Jul 31, 2021 / 21:02

    I somehow see you as a wee boy presenting the teachers with flawless excuses for wriggling out of tasks!
    Neat take on the prompt, Keith.
    (Actually, I imagine you were a very well-behaved boy! 😉 )

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  5. Sunra Rainz Aug 1, 2021 / 14:23

    A fun take on the prompt, Keith, with a cheeky cliff hanger at the end! Perhaps you can write the outcome incorporating next week’s prompt? 🙂

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  6. Bill Aug 2, 2021 / 21:28

    The story within (or behind) the story. Nice dodge, Keith.

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