Challenges · Drabble · Fiction

006 – Broken (Circuits, #1)

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“My horn’s broken…” she says.

“What?” he snaps.

“My horn,” she says again, before blowing into her brass coiled instrument. “Hear that?”


“Exactly! Someone’s been messing with my instrument!”

He takes a closer look. “Seems all fine to me. Maybe you just need to blow harder—”

“That’s like saying I’m the one who’s broken, right?”

“Woah! I didn’t say that!”

She sniffles. “You think I’m broken…”

“Okay, maybe…” He backs away, then stops. Sighing, he reaches out one copper hand and gives the misplaced wire on her neck a gentle shove. “But it’s not something that can’t be fixed.”

*Inspired by the prompt toot your horn from The Daily Post.

Challenges · Drabble · Fiction

005 – Rise

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I’m proud of what you have become, despite what the world has forced to mold you into.
I’m proud of what you have achieved, despite what the world has made you believe you can’t.
I’m proud of what you have let go, despite what your ego kept insisting you shouldn’t.
I’m proud of what you have fought for, despite what your efforts have dragged you through.

I’m proud of you for soldiering on, beyond the failures…

Beyond darkness…

Beyond the echoing silences of defeat…

So get up. Keep fighting.
Sweet victory is found in the ashes of your toughest fall.

*Inspired by the prompt pat on the back from The Daily Post.