Writing Prompt — 4


Writing Prompt 08082015

 You find a writing utensil. When you try to write with it, it takes control and makes your hand write something else. What do you write? No more than 350 words in length.

 The Pen (316 Words)

I don’t normally go to garage sales, but I did promise Shar I would go with her today. Given a choice, I prefer to be home writing a best-seller. We’ve hit five sales and she promised this is the last. It’s amazing what people will sell and what others will buy. The two men fighting over a box of comic books was funny. One ended up with a black eye and the other a bloody nose. They agreed to split the box of comics when the home owner threatened to call the police.

 As I looked over a table of odds and ends, a red fountain pen caught my eye. It had gold trim and looked old. I reach into my pocket and pull out two dollars, to pay for the pen. The woman handling the sale ducks under the table and pops up a moment later, holding out a jar of ink. She tells me the ink and pen belonged to her grandfather who recently died.

After dinner, I sat at my desk, opened the jar of ink, and began to write. When I stopped to read what I wrote, my eyebrows shot up and a shiver ran down my spine. The words on the page were not the ones I thought I had been writing.

 Looks like I’ll be going to hell with my secret after all. Thirty bodies buried on the land my parents once owned and not one of them were ever discovered. Last time I checked, they were still listed as missing. They were so easy to lure out there with the promise of earning money for a few hours of labor. I even fed them lunch. After all, clearing out trees and rocks is hard work for one person to do. The last one I killed almost made it to the road before I brought him down with the arrow.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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