Mirror Publication: Fiction Writing Prompt for “Wee Yarns”

The prompt was to for contributors to write a story of themselves meeting their main character in your real life. They were to have a conversation with the characters or to make it an action scene full of mayhem. Stories were required to include dialogue. “Wee Yarns” also requires a…

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Uvalde

The Children of Uvalde

While Arrendondo fiddled…
Arrendondo fiddled with keys

Seventy-seven minutes…
Parents threatened
threatened with arrest
threatened with tasing
over the sound of screams
children’s screams
and the man-child’s gunshots
Parents forced to bear
forced to hear, to listen
forced for seventy-seven minutes
forced to listen to the screams
the screams… the screams… the silence
of their slaughtered children

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Author, D. Denise Dianaty

Author, D. Denise Dianaty

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