Monday, January 30, 2012

Nemesis


Image taken from http://psd.fanextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/medusa8.jpg, 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.

Nemesis

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Soldiers and Tears

Picture taken from http://s.ngm.com/2007/06/arlington-cemetery/img/arlington-cemetery-615.jpg, 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

Image taken from http://www.animated-gif3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/happy-new-year-wallpapers.jpeg, courtesy of The Internet.
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 fanfiction.net. (And don't worry, those of you already on the list--I am going to write those stories/poems. Eventually.)