Monday, January 30, 2012


Image taken from, courtesy of The Internet. To tell you more about what it depicts would be to give away a plot twist in the story.
 This was my midyear exam for my Creative Writing class this year.

It's been revised and expanded a bit, since that it was originally written in an hour and a half in a classroom on the Friday of exam week and that's hardly enough to do the concept justice. The prompt was an interesting one: we were to record our conversations over lunch the past few days and then use a bit of dialogue from that as the first sentence of our story. Or, in my case, the first line of dialogue.

I had all kinds of interesting sentences to choose from, including but not limited to "Now I'm a little bit mad"; "Because of course the maids would stay home and make juice while the men are off at war"; and "Hmm... maybe there was coercing involved?" But what did I end up going with?

Well, you're going to have to read the story to find out.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Soldiers and Tears

Picture taken from, courtesy of The Internet. It depicts Arlington National Cemetery.
This was written in response the "An Opportunity For Readers" challenge, in response to AJ's prompt: "He sat on her tombstone and laughed 'til he cried." It's (predictably) dark, but I like it. It's also longer than I expected it to be.

Soldiers and Tears

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Update for the New Year

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First of all, happy new year!

Second, look on the sidebar to your right--there's a new poll up, asking all you readers what you would like to see more of on this blog. Please vote! Your opinion will be much appreciated.

Third, this is a reminder that there are still seven spots left in the "Opportunity for Readers" prompt challenge. If you're having problems commenting on this blog, then leave a comment on Facebook (if you know me in real life) or find me on (And don't worry, those of you already on the list--I am going to write those stories/poems. Eventually.)