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 writers and publication editors, we managed to maintain TWK’s mission in the wake of repeated platform changes, including being invited into partnership with Medium, and then being politely excused from the partnership program as ‘too small,’ the ‘wrong genre’, or not generating enough ‘stats’.
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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 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 long the cane chair no longer creaked with the habit of his weight and his boots had worn two even swales in the floor where he sat at the head of the table.
It seemed his customary paperweight, mottled and leaking brown juice onto his papers had seen fonder days.
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 to their story. Congratulations to the winners of this week’s Power Prompt;
One of our editors will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your reward.
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This week’s editor’s picks are:
Other amazing submissions this week:
A serendipitous discovery
Bends the cosmos
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 gases
Once so compressed
Explode to ignite
What stands between
the possibility of us
Throw away your ancient
ways and maps
Buy your trinkets
Send your postcards
We won’t be back.
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. What caught my eye was the medium blue flame lapping at the corners.
I did a double take. I knew my neighbor’s husband had some sort of cancer, but I was not privy to his condition, nor his estimated time of departure from this world.
The box was not a good sign.
This week’s editor’s picks are:
Other sweet submissions to this prompt:
The t-shirt, almost as quintessentially American as Rock & Roll, is nothing short of a fashion staple in western culture and my closet.
Granted, the popularity of this simple garment turned walking billboard may be the bane of an aspiring clothing designer’s desire to triumph over this pillock’s lackadaisical sense of fashion, but marry a tee with music and a pair of blue jeans and it’s exceptionally hard to beat.
My favorite tees are reliably music and art related with cheeky sarcasm and bizarre art making the runner-up spot. From over-priced Hard Rock Café shirts venerating Jimi Hendrix and Johnny…