Oct 7 writing prompt… shack!!

woo who… one week in on our writing prompts… and today’s word is SHACK!! What do you think of when you hear the word shack? I can thing of a few, and of course… they can all be used in either the reality based writing or the more mystical.

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A shack in the woods… what does it hold? Could it be a run down hunting retreat or maybe the home of a witch? An evil witch of course. Who knows, but I think my shack will hold the answer to the end of my short story. muhahahaha… But what else can we get from the word shack?

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Where I grew up we had a building out back we called the shed, though sometimes it go downgraded to shack when the board were looking especially warped. I loved that building. It was small and used for storage, housing things like winter sleds, yard equipment, and forgotten mason jars of who knows what. But to a little kid it was a place of wonder, a place to explore (though that was expressly forbidden) and an excellent place to hide when playing hide and seek with your cousin.

But some shed look more like barn mansions instead of shacks… frankly I prefer the cute little one… heck, who am I kidding … I would want them both…

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Besides… these fancy one/ no matter the size/ probably come with locks to hard for my younger self to get past… 😛 shhhh don’t tell mom… but these shacks could be barns or small homes… maybe the lawn guy/ gardener lives on the property and falls in love with the rich recluse he works for… hmmm … or a woman running from her abusive boyfriend hides in some rich guys barn… that story just screams romance novel 😛

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And there is the all important guard shack… from life guards to the guard at some drug den… the guys with the walkie talkie or the guns (think evil drug lords) to the guy with the tiny red shorts and the great body from running on the beach, they all need a place to keep a look out from… no entry and don’t you dare drown…

But there is one more version of the word shack that I would like to add… and it has more to do with actions and emotions than something built out of wood or metal…

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It happens in every romance… Shacking Up… l’amore … playing footsie … hoochie coooo … call it what you will Shacking Up should definitely be on the list… 😛

don’t forget to add a link to your own creation in the comment sections… I want to see what you guys come up with… and check back later for the wrap up to my short story…. hopefully… hey, don’t shoot the messenger… I merely do what the voices in my head tell me to do.. happy wordage, Tracey

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