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Sandy Knight

R.I.P. The Weekly Knob — April 2016 to August 2021

Dear Writers,

In 2016, when Aura and I launched The Weekly Knob we were new to Medium, and Medium was still relatively new to the world. It was an exciting time to explore the beautiful writing space offered members and to develop relationships with other writers.

Throughout our tenure on Medium as…

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The editor’s picks for this final The Weekly Knob prompt, are:

The Cry at Cliff’s Edge — Terrye Turpin

Burn Barrel — Judy McLain

Neighbours, Nobody Needs Bad Neighbours — John Tinney

Other amazing submissions to this week’s edition:

The Haunted Hinges — Rana

Hinged ’til The End — Sonam

Tea For Two — Stuart James

The Butterfly Effect — Angelique Redwood

The Heart of Our Home — Karen Fayeth

She Couldn’t Pretend Any Longer — Louise Foerster

Unhinged — Christabelle

The ‘e’ is Silent — Manisha Sahoo

Karma — Dave Araki

Clover — Tre L. Loadholt

Shriek — Nicole Willson

Coming Unhinged — Lori Stratton

The USA Museum — Rick Post

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The Weekly Knob Prompt: Paperweight

Flash fiction

The old man thumped his fists on the simple pine table. Scarred from years of service in the quaint farmhouse kitchen, it barely quaked.

He looked stricken.

“Somebody get me a fresh yam, damn it!”

He’d been doing the books for the family farm in this very spot for so…

Your weekly #writing challenge

From Medium’s original publication dedicated to prompting writers to write!


It has been a challenging week. Once again we were flooded by fantastic entries on our power prompt, making it difficult to narrow the list down to three stories. We finally settled on the stories that showed the most creativity, the best integration of the prompt, and the best flow…


We are poetry in motion

A serendipitous discovery
Bends the cosmos
Once spun
Atop the head of a pin

A curtain of galaxies
hemmed to the black
Curves into a smile
You’re here, you’re back!

Welcome to the point
A way station, a rest stop
along space and time

Before moving on
Beyond where star…

More Cowbell

Music Selection: Blue Oyster Cult: Don’t Fear The Reaper

It was on fire the first time I saw one.

On the front porch of my elderly neighbor’s home sat an ordinary cardboard box about the size of a large watermelon.

No trademark smile smirked triumphant from the sides, nor did a shipping label appear to be affixed. …

Sandy Knight

AmEriCan DoRk. HuMaN ApPreNTicE. PoEt. SOngWriTer. PiCker. wRiTer. EDitor. CoMmA faiRy. veTeRaN.

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