Six short stories about a “gasket”

Gaskets: # o ring # fiber washer # paper gaske...

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As part of our tinkering with this blog and the content, we’re next going to be each doing a short piece derived from the word “gasket”.  The word was Finn’s suggestion, so we’re running with it!

This exercise is something we do in our writing group to keep us writing when we hit slumps. The word just has to inspire an idea, and may not show up in the final work itself.  Sometimes there is poetry, sometimes a dialog exercise, or sometimes just a really bad pun (Shockingly: not usually from me!).   We’ve posted a few of these in the past, but never all of us posting from the same word.

We would love your feedback on the ideas we come up with over the next two weeks, and how they differ.

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About Jeff Moriarty

A dabbler in many arts, from Ignite Phoenix to Improv, and from Information Security to Screenwriting. Jeff loves creating new things, and tries his hand at many forms of writing from screenplays to prose. He pontificates on his personal blog, and helps authors get their works online.


  1. I can’t wait to see the results.

  2. What an original idea. It will be interesting to see what people come up with.

    Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers


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