Rowan Lane Cottage

The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is DANCE

And Crimson’s Creative Challenge is this quaint little cottage:

Every week the challenge is to post…

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

So here’s my response:

Rowan Lane Cottage

Here we are. Rowan Lane Cottage, aka ‘Home of the Slashers’. Are you ready?”

Linna cringed, picturing blood red splashes throughout the house. “You’re scaring me.” She clutched Chapter One to her chest.

“Bwahaha! At these meetings we’ll toughen you up, gal. Our group is good at that.”

“Surely they go easy on newcomers,” Linna asked, fighting the urge to flee. “Encouragement builds confidence and all that?”

Tannis patted her shoulder. “Don’t worry. We’ll be merciful. But today’s editors don’t dance attendance on writers; manuscripts have to shine from the first line or they won’t get past eagle-eyed gatekeepers. If you want to be a published author our group can help that happen, but it may be painful. We’ve some excellent writers attending and you’ll get a good critique. Believe me, your work will be better for it.”

Linna straightened up. “Yes, I’m ready.”

The door swung open.

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