Think back about …

Surprise!

Some people love a surprise, others emphatically do not. Think back . . . When were you truly surprised? Was it something someone said, something someone did, or something you found out? Maybe you surprised someone else, or even yourself. Share your surprise stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Who’s Your Daddy?
I have the distinct impression of brightening light, as if the sun has just moved out from behind a cloud.

Readers’ Choice

Happy 40th!
Dan didn’t like surprise parties. He didn’t want one for his 30th, so a bunch of his work buddies convinced me to [...]
Who the F*ck Is Bernie?
Who the f*ck is Bernie?  Hint: it's not the guy in this photo.  
Baby What a Big Surprise
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I saw the notice on facebook, of all places, where it had been posted by the mayor of Sacramento, whom I follow. The city had [...]
Surprise, You’re Pregnant
Becoming pregnant was shrouded in mystery back then. There was always an element of surprise when I became pregnant.
Tweet Tweet, Beep Beep
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Could the one Rolling Stones concert I attended have done that much damage?
Surprise Party
When her husband Andrew was about to turn 40,   my friend Simi decided to throw him a big surprise party and she asked for my [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt

Ageism

Ok, Boomer
Young people are using the phrase OK, boomer to indicate disdain for folks of my generation.
OK, Younger Generations
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Think of what we all could accomplish if all parties stopped eye rolling ... and lecturing ... and started working together.

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Think back about …

Surprise!

Some people love a surprise, others emphatically do not. Think back . . . When were you truly surprised? Was it something someone said, something someone did, or something you found out? Maybe you surprised someone else, or even yourself. Share your surprise stories forward.

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