At The Weekly Knob we and our readers have become fascinated with the stories writers are telling around these objects.
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These are not new lines to consider,
to measure, to find the will to cross
No. These are ancient fissures
snaking through yet
contained in the small minds
of self proclaimed ‘great’ men
and societies of greater delusion
Now we will move these mountains!
March across the forbidden morass
of bogey men with our hearts
as stubborn and solid and true
as a brick thrown through the window
of America’s Museum of Gross Inequities.
When the glass shatters we’ll crawl through
together on hands and knees
over our past to amend
what has been forsaken
Waking up won’t be easy…with keen…
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As we say good-bye to the dumpster fire that was 2020, we lift our heads and our hopes ever so slightly and peer through the smoke toward 2021.
Make no mistake, a new year will begin again and The Weekly Knob will be here to inspire and challenge you to write your hearts out every week!
In the meantime, we will be spending some downtime with our closest family members, while remaining socially distanced and vigilant with our hygiene practices. We hope you all will do the same as the world waits their turn for the vaccine.
Indeed, we have lost quite enough. …
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“If it smells right, we’re gonna eat it. Cave folk are more clever than those elite prats up top give us credit for, by golly. And that gave us an edge in the beginning. But some of them folk rightly suspected we wouldn’t go down easy after the great purge. So, they barred access to real food, rationed clean water, and gave us some genetically engineered corn powder to choke on instead.
“And they call themselves ‘polite society’ — Pffft, ain’t nothing polite about them gluttonous blubber monkeys. …
On November 28th, 2020 The Weekly Knob released a very special prompt. In our typical fashion, it was an ordinary object, but with an extraordinary purpose. It was a prompt chosen not only to inspire great writing, but also great sharing.