Prompt: You check your bank account and find $300,000 extra dollars has been deposited.
I roll over and hit my snooze button on my phone. Glancing at my phone, I see that it’s 7:00am, just enough time to pay my bills before work.
Opening my Bank of America mobile app, I pause when I see my balance, $300,873.23 sitting in my account. Shocked I log out and log back in once again the numbers are still there, $300,873.23 in bold black staring back at me.
Noting the time and knowing the branch doesn’t open for another hour and thirty minutes I close out the app and get ready for work. I know that amount isn’t right well the $873.23 is undoubtedly mine, but the remaining amount is impossible. Unless I somehow won a jackpot overnight and they got my banking account information and decided to go ahead and advance my winning without taxes than I’m all in.
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Prompt: He found your journal on the train.
Her – “Oh no, where is it?” I search through my bag looking for my pocket-sized royal blue journal. I can not afford to lose it, that journal has been my only form and function of relaxation.
Finally, becoming aggrivated I dumped the contents of my messenger bag out on my bed. Spreading everything out flat so that I can see every piece of lint, crumb, and pencil my bag contained. Maybe I just left it at work in my desk, no one will see it in my drawer but the thought of my favorite journal, as of now, being out of reach makes me want to flip through its pages even more.
Him – Caught in mid-thought the train pulls into the station, as I go to step onto the hovering object my phone buzzes in my pocket. Glancing down, I opened my office email reading through yet another revision of the Clarkson deal. I glanced up a second to pick out a seat in the nearly deserted car returning my gaze to my phone. I attempted to sit down in the seat closest to me. Before I am able to partially relax I notice the hard edge of something underneath me. Scooting over to the empty seat beside me I see a small royal blue hardcover journal laying there.
Glancing around and seeing no one looking for the book, I picked it up to take a peek inside. Opening to the first page, I found little drawings. Some covering the whole page, some thumb sized, and others partially sketched out. Beautiful, every last line seemed to have a purpose, a continuously elongated purpose.
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Prompt: Describe a wedding from three different points of view.
Lily: Lily stared at her reflection in the mirror. Her curly hair was pulled up and out of her face in a cute updo. Today is the day, my big day the day that is supposed to be my happiest ever in the history of Lily Michales. But, I felt so dull, my dress was gorgeous, my make-up amazing, and my hair pulled in all the right ways, but I didn’t feel present.
Groom: Finishing up my last pool game, I take my stick and lean it against the bar. I need another shot before its time to go downstairs. I don’t know why but I am suddenly nervous, not nervous to get married, Lily is fantastic, but what if this whole marriage thing ruins our relationship? People are always claiming how marriage destroys relationships, somehow people change, but I want us to work, I know we can get through it all.
Stranger: Well, I have hit my all-time low, it’s just turned 5, and I’m already three drinks in at one of the bars downtown. Closing out my tab I walked out into the fresh air, the smell of autumn hitting my nostrils as I tried to clear my mind. Without realizing it, I began to walk across the street, where a large park stretched out with winding paths entwining within the trees. Taking one of the tracks, I let my mind wander back to that day 5 years ago. As I continued to replay days over and over again in my mind, I came across a bench being occupied by someone wearing a wedding dress, and in tears. “Hey, are you okay?”
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Prompt: Write a paragraph where a character apologizes without using the words ‘apologize,’ ‘regret,’ or ‘sorry.’
I would like to say that I’m typing this to ask for your forgiveness, but I know that I do not deserve such a thing. I must confess that I will still do everything needed to keep you safe, with or without your consent. I do not wish to retract my actions, your life is the most important thing to me, and I would do everything again the exact same. You may think me a monster, and that I am when it comes to you. Ha. It seems as though I have compounded this message to purge myself of my sins and offer you the glimpse into my mind you have wished to see.
Goodbye, my Sweet.
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Prompt: It’s raining outside and a knocking sound comes from your front door, you open the door to find Death beckoning you forward.
Well this day keeps getting worse, I think while I’m staring death in the face, or so he calls himself. Death is tall, around 6ft or so, which is a perfect height for my 5ft 4in frame. His hair, which is pitch black is shaved down just enough to show off the wave pattern his hair makes. His chocolate skin is any woman’s chocolate fantasy with equally milk chocolate eyes, I know I could get lost in those eyes forever.
I’m sure you’re all wondering how I’ve gotten myself in this situation with Death staring me in the face all six feet of him.
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Prompt: You wake up one day to someone calling your name, you open your eyes to find your dog/cat speaking.
“Cydney, Cydney.” I thought it was odd that my dream guy suddenly began whispering my name in the middle of our conversation.
“Cydney…Cydney.” There it was again one second tall, dark, and handsome is complimenting me, the next he’s licking my face, this is not normal.
Opening my eyes, I see my dog Jax starring back at me. I leaned over to pat his head and rub his ears greeting him since he found this was the perfect moment to wake e up.
“Thanks for the wake-up call Jax, you seem to always wake me up at the worst times.”
“You were going to be late,” I stare down at Jax confused by where that comment came from, “Jax?”
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The Seduction by Roxy Sloane
Published: February 2015 Genre: Romance, Erotica
E-book, 187 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Seducer, has made a life for himself doing what he does best…seducing. He takes in clients from all sorts of walks of life, some wanting to gain dirt on their competitor, and even those trying to get out of divorces. You could say that the Seducer does his own kind of private eye work. The Seducer is given a new job, Keely Fawes but unlike his other jobs this one takes a bit harder to crack than others. Keely Fawes, is a good girl, she goes to work, busts her ass, works overtime and does it all again the next day just to cover the bills. But when the Seducer comes along, there’ll be more on her mind than her normal busy schedule.
Hi, my name is Cydney and I am addicted to steamy romance books. Okay, now that I got that off of my chest lets begin. Vaughn, our Seducer is your book boyfriend dream come true, he has a strong personality, he obviously has a nice body, and he says everything you didn’t think you wanted to hear. From the beginning chapters you are swept up in the sensual whispers Vaughn uses for Keely, and like every good girl Keely stays away, physically that is. The basis of the story is built on Keely and Vaughn’s relationship but there is background noise worth listening to. As the background continues to move forward, although Vaughn and Keely are at a stand still you are continuously drawn in by the sensual air of the two. Keely learns a lot about herself, and tries to learn more about Vaughn but with him using his ultimate super power, its difficult to get anywhere except to the bedroom. If you are looking for a hot, steamy number this is it, but fair warning this is a series, I know, I know I can’t stand them either…but I just can’t help myself.
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Addicted by S. Nelson
Published: May 9, 2015, Genre: Contemporary Romance
E-book, 246 pages
Rating 3.5 out of 5
What can I say about Sara and Alek?
Sara is a down to earth woman who is getting ready to start a new chapter in her life after living in Seattle for a year. She is roommates with her best friend Alexa, and has made a new friend at her current job, a young man by the name of Matt who seems to be outrageously attractive but sadly for our sake, he’s gay.
Sara works at a cute little flower shop, this is where she runs into the gorgeous Alek. Almost immediately, the attraction between the two is too much to bare. Alek is painted as a very mysterious guy, but a pure gentleman. While the author takes her time building the relationship between the two of them, she continuously brings up the fact that Alek isn’t all he’s cut out to be, there is something very strange going on behind his eyes, and in his mind. When the two finally come together and allow the built-up tension to come to a head the passion is so real, that moment is worth the wait. I do love that the author writes in both Alek and Sara’s point of view, it helps us see both sides of the story. I would’ve have liked to find out at least one of their secrets during this first book though, now I am kind of forced to read the next one to see what these secrets of theirs are. S. Nelson does show us a glimpse of Sara’s’ pass she has had a very painful experience but what that experience is we have yet to find out.
I am hoping that the second book shines some light on a lot of the foreshadowing that we’ve had so far, I want to know what Sara ran from, what Alek is hiding, and where these two will end up.