Key no. 099


Free Write

Allow the prompt to sink in and inspire you. Shoot for 250+ words. Stretch your imagination and aim for FICTION. Don’t forget to hold yourself accountable and drop it in the comments, then move along with your life.


  1. A curious thing, a promise is. Irrespective of fact, circumstance, temperament, weather, anything really, the keeping of a promise ought to be the most steadfast thing humanity has ever created! It is, however, no such thing. In fact, it very likely contributes a great deal to quite the opposite of that most fundamental of aspirations: permanence.

    Promises show us all who humans really are. They show us that humans are, indeed, very imperfect, very unreliable, and intrinsically susceptible to behaving against their own self interest. If anything, promises show us what a remarkable thing it is that humans have been able to develop and flourish so extravagantly across the face of the Earth despite having as many intensely volatile attributes as they do.

    Promises are the chunky, irregular nuggets of sea salt in the undulating caramel of life- an important metric in evaluating the myriad permeable qualities of human personality. Observing how someone utilizes and organizes their relationships around promises and promise-like commitments with other people and things is tantamount to complete surveillance of a person’s doings.


  2. The weight of it all, the significance that something promised holds, and yet, there she stands, wet naked, defiled. Of course, she had not been defiled, but who could convince her otherwise. She, no longer a virgin, no longer mattered. And those things that do not matter get discarded.


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