Spin Me A Tale Series:

Incorporate the prompt text below into your short story. The story can be as long or short as you like. Once you have written it, please post the link to your story in the comments below. We would love to read it. If you ask us to, we will give you feedback and pointers on how to polish it and make it even better.

Short Story Prompt #5:

Shruti gently laid the baby down in the crib and tip-toed out of the room. It was 6 am already. The baby had kept her awake all night. Shruti made her way to the front door to pick up the newspaper. As she passed the hallway, she glanced at the large oval mirror and stopped for a minute. Looking closely at her reflection, she noticed a blue bruise on her left cheek near the eye, almost merging with her dark circles. Tears pricked her eyes. She stepped away from the mirror, fetched the newspaper and went in to make herself some tea.