F3, Week 8: Promises, Promises…

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A promise is defined as a declaration or assurance that one will, or will not, do a particular thing or that a particular thing will, or will not, happen.

How often do we hear, or use, the phrase ‘I promise you, when I get back from…’ or ‘I promise you, when I get my hands on…’ Are we really making an honorable oath or just using the word ‘promise’ to emphasize our point or to convey a specific state of mind?

This week, we are asking you to view a promise as a sacred oath. It can be to help a close friend fulfill a life-long goal, to keep a dark secret for a close relative, or whatever covenant you can dream up. Something occurs though, and your word of honor takes a flying leap right out the window.

Prompt: Make someone a promise, then break it. Tell us what happens.

Genre: Open

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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