Today’s prompt is:  “That was your third strike.”


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Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!


The Decorations

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

Josie spent the day shopping and bought numerous new decorations for the house.  She hoped Mark wouldn’t be upset as she went over her house budget. However, she was just so darn tired of dealing with his temper tantrums. Everything made him mad nowadays.

“What the hell,” was followed by a loud crash of breaking glass.

Rushing into the living room Josie found Mark lining up the bat at another of her new purchases. “Two,” Mark shouted as he shattered the second one.

The final crash brought tears to her eyes.

“That was your third strike. Get out of here now, Mark.” Josie turned and left the room and didn’t look back.



Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog



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