Road Map of Life #WriteBravely

55 Fiction

Her pudgy fingers trace the creases on her face.

“What are these?”

“Oh, these are the road maps of the journeys that I have taken in this life.”

“Can I take the same road?”

“No two journeys are the same, but I hope you take some of the same roads and some I hope not!”

Old Woman

Linking this to the Write Tribe’s Festival of Words

Day 3 – Prompt – Feature a map and write about a place either real or virtual

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Beating the Block

55 Fiction

It’s time you updated your blog.

Blogger's Block

I want to but it’s a struggle. The thoughts are too foggy and the words are eluding me.

How about a story in 55 words? Certainly, you can manage that.

You think that is a cake walk?

Don’t give excuses, just start writing.

Ok, if you insist. Here it goes…

ZZZ… #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

The wind was in her hair and the sun on her face while Bob Marley crooned on the car radio.

A smile lingered on her face as thoughts of meeting him filled her up.

Weekend plans were taking shape in her head as a truck crossed three lanes of traffic and struck her car head-on.

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My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, Z is for ZZZ… or Falling Asleep While Driving.

Maggie’s Law states that a sleep-deprived driver qualifies as a reckless driver who can be convicted of vehicular homicide.

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Young & Reckless #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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The respect they elicited was admirable.

Their camaraderie was awe-inspiring.

They were tight- like a close netted structure.

Before I knew it, I was one of them.

They defended me tooth and nail. Sometimes, literally.

They gave me everything I never had.

They filled a void.

How can I not kill or rape for them?

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, Y is for Youth Violence

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You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Xenocide #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

You might’ve heard that blood is thicker…

But do you know that nobody fights as brutally as your own blood?

Yeah, they know what makes you tick and all that…

And you know they fought for me too.

They fought tooth and claw to get their honor from death by wiping clean my husband’s clan.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, X is for Xenocide

Xenocide is “the deliberate mass destruction of one group of people by another group or by a regime, with the intent to eliminate a large part of the targeted group due to its ethnicity, religion, race, political belief, social identification or cultural heritage, or due to rivalry over scarce resources.”

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Workplace Woes #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

No one said anything. Maybe there was nothing to say.

No one even cringed. Maybe it was routine.

I had always thought that it wouldn’t happen to me.

And if it did, I’d scream. I’d shriek and certainly raise hell.

But when it really happened, I was too scared. Too humiliated. Too embarrassed. Too silent.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, W is for Workplace Harassment

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You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Vitiating Acts #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

Raising his hand, he instructed the group to hang back.

He circled around the block and asked them to move only when he was certain that nobody was watching them.

The guys spread out and stealthily moved towards their target.

At his signal, the group covered the cars and walls with graffiti and hate messages.

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My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, V is for Vandalism

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Unlawful #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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He studied for years, every scrap of knowledge he could get his hands on.

A breakthrough was all that he wanted.

When an opportunity knocked on his door, he simply jumped on it.

There was no looking back as he got deeper in his work.

His mantra, if it’s on the internet, it isn’t private.

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My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, U is for Unauthorized Access to a Computer

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Terrible Tragedy #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

There’s something magical about a bazaar.

It’s always abuzz with lively sights, sounds and smells, she observes nonchalantly.

Listlessly, she buys some things and rushes to her car to get away from it all.

“Madam, your bag”, says the panting boy.

She turns towards him with shock or may be surprise as the bomb explodes.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, T is for Terrorist Acts

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You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Snitch #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

I appear relaxed, but inside I’m all nerves as I walk out the door.

Without looking back, I then break into a run.

A hand stops me.

“You should be in better shape before doing this”, the guard sniggers while pulling the slimming-belt covering my tummy.

“Why do you think I took it”, I remark.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, S is for Shoplifting

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