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642 – A Handgun Called Echo

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Today’s prompt is a short one, which left me with plenty of room for interpretation! As you might know I’ve been struggling with plotting my sci-fi novel, and since shorts like this one are perfect for a quick brainstorm I used today’s prompt to do just that! Dena owns a gun she calls Echo, and while I don’t think this short scene will make it into the book it was fun to play around with it.

As always, if the prompt speaks to you feel free to borrow it. If you do please link back here, I’d love to read your interpretation!



Holding her now – feeling the cold, smooth surface under my fingertips – was all the comfort I needed. Echo and I had been through a lot together, and I was relieved that we got to finish it as one, too.

I took aim, and reminded myself to breathe. I had killed so many times during my too-long life, but this was different. This death would matter. This death would shift the balance.

I exhaled as I shot. Echo’s bullet hit its target only a second later, and I watched as the man I had hunted for five hundred years slumped into a heap on the floor. It was finally over…

… and instead of relief or happiness I felt nothing.


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  1. All the best guns have names! Echo sounds appropriate 😉

    • Thank you. I’ve got a nice little background story and a reason behind the name to go with it for the book 😉

    • Thank you <3 I'm finding this book harder to write than Rise of the Sparrows, but Dena's 'relationship' with Echo speaks very clearly.

  2. Ooh great job! I love the idea of naming weapons and swords. 😆

    • Thank you!! I do, too, and this was the one detailed that offered itself to me when I was plotting, so I took that as a good sign 😉

  3. Stunning. I love the name that you chose for the gun. I love that you named the gun!
    Writing prompts provide such excellent opportunities to be inspired within our own stories. I can’t wait to hear more of Dena’s story.
    As always, your writing inspires & mesmerizes <3

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