Suprise Me

Valentine by
5
(5 Stories)

Prompted By That Night

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But that night was the love scene I’ll always remember.
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Get Over It by
10
(11 Stories)

Prompted By Ageism

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As we’d let our fingers do the walking earlier in the day, Garth holds up his iPhone to show him the item we're looking for. There it is, supposedly in stock, in this store.
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Usdan Lives by
100
(161 Stories)

Prompted By That Night

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When I arrived on the Brandeis campus in the autumn of 1970, it did not have a student union, though one was under construction. We were the last class to use the old mail room. Our new student union, “Usdan” officially opened on November 1, 1970. The night before, with barely any furniture to get…
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Androgyny by
50
(80 Stories)

Prompted By Gender Roles

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We all thought equality was a great idea, but it was not easy to translate into the day-to-day work of being married.
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Wilbur by (3 Stories)

Prompted By My First Car

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My very first car was a 1953 Chevy Truck we named Wilbur. Not much to say other than that right now, but it was a cool car to have in high school!
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teachers by
10
(16 Stories)

Prompted By Teachers & Mentors

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Susan B Coombs Jr. High School. Seventh Grade. Miss Davies. Homeroom. We were given a woodcut/Rorschach image to view, then write a poem. I don’t remember the poem. But Miss Davies told the class that we had a fine writer and poet in our class, then read my poem. My ears blazed. I felt like…
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Adventures in Libraryland by
10
(24 Stories)

Prompted By Libraries

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The first step for new hires in the group was mastery of a seventy-page manual about alphabetization Seriously.
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David Brin’s Startide Rising by
5
(7 Stories)

Prompted By What We Read

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David Brin's "Uplift" universe thrilled me from the start. It had everything: great mysteries, epic scale, very alien aliens, clever humor, and immense personal depth. Startide Rising is still a favorite to this day.
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Food, Glorious Food by
100
(142 Stories)

Prompted By Diets

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I have never been on a diet. I don’t say this to brag, just stating a fact. I have no idea how many calories are in anything. I have never read a diet book or listened to a diet guru. I eat whatever I want to, and stop when I feel full. Yet I have…
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So Much History by (1 Story)

Prompted By 1968

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This is my first story prompted by Betsy Sarason’s memories of Interlochen (National Music Camp). My parents made me go there even though I liked my old camp, I loved it and they used to remind me “Aren’t you glad we made you go”. Of course my brother Johnny, a talented pianist, had gone there.…
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