The Prompt for this story comes from storyaday.org, by Julie Duffy. I further challenged myself with this prompt by writing it completely in dialogue. “Derek! I have a surprise for you!” “You know I hate surprises.” “I know. But just humor me?” “Oh, fine.” “Close your eyes. Come with me…” “It’s in the backyard?” “Maybe…”Continue reading “Rusty Old Wrench”
I thought and thought about today’s Prompt from storyaday.org, and managed to type up some notes during my lunch break at work. I didn’t think it was going to be too difficult– the prompt allows for a whole 1000 words! My other three stories so far have been significantly shorter. But, as I made myContinue reading “It’s In the Blood”
The Prompt for this story is from storyaday.org, by Julie Duffy. A young boy dug a hole, fighting with the big shovel until he’d made a space deep enough to lower the pine sapling into it. “Mom, can you help me?” Together, they packed the loose soil around the sapling. Mom brought over some rocksContinue reading “Sapling”
Today’s Prompt comes from Day 2 of StoryADayMay, hosted by Julie Duffy at storyaday.org. My heart throbs in my chest as I pull my robes tighter and climb up the steps of the palace, which have been lined with blue argyle-print denim to prevent slipping. Still, I don’t quite trust the ice underneath and takeContinue reading “Ice Palace”
The Prompt for this story comes from storyaday.org by Julie Duffy. The thing I wanted most from my life was to be able to tell myself– at the end– that I had learned everything I possibly could about the world in the time allotted to me. To that end, I set out to pursue myContinue reading “The Bridge”
I love this book: I read it for the first time in 7th grade, after watching the Les Miserables The Musical 10th Anniversary Concert. I read a lot of stuff in 7th grade, thanks to having a science teacher who taught us pretty much nothing, gave us open-book tests, and just played videos the restContinue reading “Why It’s Worth Reading the Unabridged Les Miserables”
THE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN Greg approached the curly gates and faced a mob of angry faces at the entrance. “St. Peter,” he said, “I don’t understand. I’ve always been kind and courteous to everyone I met. Who are all these folks?” “They’re the people you flipped off on the highway.” “…Oh…” I LOVEContinue reading “Twitter Fiction March 2021”
This book (and the rest of the trilogy) was recommended to me by a well-read friend. At the risk of being overly-gushy, I haven’t enjoyed reading a book this much in a long long time. Every sentence, every paragraph, every scene was so well-written. The main character of this book– Karou– is a highly-skilled visualContinue reading “Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor”
Since my trilogy-in-progress includes several fairy-tale references and retellings, my mother-in-law bought me this novel and its sequels (What is Lost, and The Fairest Poison) as Christmas gifts. I read them a while back, but am finally getting around to posting a review. First off, I will say I probably would have enjoyed this moreContinue reading “Book Review: What is Hidden, by Lauren Skidmore”
I feel like I have to say something, because several months ago I tried to perform a character analysis on some of the characters from a book I’d recently read: Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. I checked out a couple of Gaiman’s books as highly-recommended by some other authors/book reviewers. That post has gotten more views thanContinue reading “Can I make a confession?”
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