Write Now Prompt for May 16, 2014


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Today’s Prompt:

He returned home from work to find an eviction notice tacked to the door.


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3 thoughts on “Write Now Prompt for May 16, 2014

  1. One day I went to a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant with my wife and son. We liked the Colonel’s food (I especially liked the coleslaw) and looked forward to our meal. As we sat down I spied a man sitting alone in the corner booth. For some reason, he seemed nervous and out of place; perhaps even homeless (although he was not dressed particularly bad.) I felt my heart go out to him. We ordered our meals and sat down to wait for our food to arrive. I noted that the man I had seen was still sitting at the booth without being served and I felt in my spirit that I should buy him a meal.

    I try make it a practice to ask our Father what I should do in such situations so I prayed, “Father, should I buy this man a meal”. God answered and said, “no, wait a minute”. So I obeyed and stayed seated until our meals were ready to be picked up. When called to the counter I was handed 4 meals instead of three. I said, “Excuse me, but I only ordered three meals.” The server said, “oh sorry, our mistake but just take the extra one if you want”. I thanked her and took our meals to our table and then took the extra one to the man sitting alone at the corner booth. I said, “excuse me, but we have an extra meal would you like it?” He appeared shocked but said, “God bless you” gratefully accepting the meal.

    I have learn by experience that through listening to the still small voice of God you can minister to others in the exact way and at the exact time they need to see Him. Through obeying that simple command I not only blessed someone else but saved money too! The treasure that we have to give others is “God in us” and when we allow Him to reveal himself through us we can bless others. I do not remember much about the food I ate that day but I will always remember how my Father gave a hungry man a meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  2. I’ve never been here before. It looks very interesting, and I hop you’ll have me. Here is my take on the prompt for May 19th.


    Jermaine had been away from Swindon for a while. He couldn’t remember precisely when he left, but he knew it had been sometime in May.

    He’d had a hankering, one Wednesday night, for Chinese food and set off in search of the perfect Chow Mein. He had begun by visiting the local take-aways but soon realised that none of them were up to snuff. A train ride to London soon followed and Jermaine sampled as many noodles as he could in a fortnight… (read more..)http://meyoucoffee.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/chow-mein-for-jermaine/

  3. Hey, I’m new to this site and I thought I’d give Today’s Author’s writing prompt a try. Here’s what I came up with. Thanks!


    From sun up to sun down,
    He works his fingers to the bones.
    Grinding and slaving,
    He alone is the sole provider for his family.
    A widower with two children,
    Working two jobs he does his best.

    Getting off the city bus,
    With a sweaty brow he staggers tiredly towards his complex.
    A temporary safe haven from his ongoing storm. … (read more..)

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