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Sandy Knight

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 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’.

It would have been easy to quit…

We know we’re in a niche…

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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

Don’t miss this opportunity

Writing contest with big cash prizes

We’ve got some great news! The Editorial Team at has expressly invited The Weekly Knob writers to participate in their Summer Fiction Series.

Writers will be eligible to win big cash prizes along with participation rewards for all entries. We’re talking some significant moolah here, folks, so read on.

How does a $5000 dollar grand prize awarded for each challenge in the series grab you?

Writers, you’ve got this

Heart and soul, we believe in you, because we’re dazzled week after week by the stories and poetry you manage to create and polish in the span of a six day writing challenge!



The Weekly Knob Prompt: Paperweight

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.

Your weekly #writing challenge


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;

The Gatekeeper’s Advice by Manisha Sahoo

Paradise Portal by Stuart James

The Green Gate by Christopher Kocheck

One of our editors will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your reward.

We are not yet in a…

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This week’s editor’s picks are:

Other amazing submissions this week:


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 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
Gravity’s out
We won’t be back.

~Inspired by the recent astronomical discovery by Researcher Alexia Lopez, of what science has dubbed ‘The Giant…

More Cowbell

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.

Phish- The Mango Song

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…

Sandy Knight

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

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