Welcome back to the Two Pentacles Newsletter!
This is where you will find tips, prompts, stories, and updates from the previous month.
If you’ve created something based off one of our prompts and would like to see it featured in next month’s newsletter, please check out our submission guidelines, and send it our way!
If you utilized a writing tip and would like to share your experience, please get in touch! We would love to share your story and any creative work inspired by this tip.
Thank you so much for joining us this month. We can’t wait to see what your imagination has in store!
-Dawn and Colleen-
News and Features:
At Two Pentacles, we love what we do and we aren’t shy about it!
This month, we’re celebrating the return of autumn! Or at least we will be, once Salem decides to fully commit and stop having sporadic 80 degree days. In the meantime, we’re alternating between sipping pumpkin spiced beverages while wearing cozy sweaters and tossing back iced coffees in our sundresses and floppy hats.
In any case, we’re counting down to Spooky Season here at Two Pentacles! So clear the cobwebs off of your gothic typewriter, don your best flowy shawl, and paint your nails black, friends, because now is the time to send in your spookiest stories!
Submit your fun, scary, or thrilling stories by October 20th, 2021 for a chance to be featured in our special Spooky Edition of the Two Pentacles newsletter!
This Month’s Tips and Prompts:
If these tips and prompts spark your creativity, let us know! You can send your feedback and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to be featured in next month’s Newsletter!
September 5th, 2021
September 9th, 2021
September 15th, 2021
September 22nd, 2021
September 29th, 2021
Your Creative Works:
We love sharing your creative efforts! Here is just one of our favorite submissions that we received this month.
This month, Samantha sent in a short story inspired by Patty Fletcher’s writing prompt from September 9th.
By Samantha Massingale
“You’ve reached my other, other voicemail. You know what to do.”
I end the call, frustrated that he left with only leaving a very vague note saying “Back in a few.”
A few what Steve? Days, weeks, MONTHS?? At this point I’ve left him several voicemails trying to see if he can come back sooner. I haven’t heard a word from him.
I have until the end of the month to get my work in and looking at photos isn’t cutting it. My work is all flat with no depth or sense of emotion. Angry, I threw the small paint brush I had in my hand across the room at the work I had been trying to do.
The brush had red paint on it and it landed on the small — I don’t know what it was supposed to be — a dog or a large cat, making it look like they killed something.
Then, an idea popped into my head, half as a joke, but at this point I’d try anything. I rang my muse’s main number again.
“This is Steve’s voicemail. Leave your name, number, and need at the beep and I might call you back.”
I waited for the beep and hesitated. “Steve, listen. I need help hiding a body. I don’t know what happened but I need you here man. Please call me back.”
After that, I waited for a few hours. I was about to leave the same message on his other phone when the door slammed open and a very disheveled, very winded Steve came through the door. He looked me up and down then at the paint that had flown off the brush I threw.
“Did you already hide the body?”
Thank you to everyone who sent in submissions!
Other Creative Magic:
We received some wonderful submissions this month! One of our favorites is this poem from Joan.
by Joan Myles
when the time comes
that time dissolves
the lion and the lamb
the fox and the chicken
will take down their flags
and roll up their scrolls
they will dust off their flutes
their tambourines and dancing shoes
they will gather their children
the orphans and forgotten ones
and they will all breathe at last
together in song and harmony
because the loops of thread
holding all things together
To read more from Joan, check out her blog!
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