Jennifer Hilty is looking for prompt ideas. She's asking for: "A thing and a mood." (Examples: Squid/Happy, Apple/Sad, House/Confused, etc.) Leave your ideas in the comments here: Jennifer's Prompt Post [She writes fantasy/science fiction - in light of that, I submitted "planet/delightful". She didn't specify how long the submission window will be open but she posted … Continue reading Writing Prompt Help!
A few weeks ago, when one of my professors was 30 minutes late for lecture, I doodled a random stretch of story. Here's What Happened I started with the idea of adult friends meeting up (do I want it to be "modern?"). Two guys walk to the Main Guy's new home which is one of five mansions on … Continue reading Short Story Improv: Bears Wear Pants
Turning off the deserted highway, James Stipanuk held a stabilizing hand over his coffee as he guided the truck along an uneven gravel road. The narrow road slithered through quiet countryside until it terminated near the horizon at a gleaming black structure that pierced the chilled sky like a cloud-crowned monument. Approaching the end, he eased on the brakes as he neared a … Continue reading Keep Breathing
Dr. Tristan Shadow took the second path and emerged at a pair of benches facing the lake. The fat envelope in his gloved hand wouldn't deliver itself to the Department of Medicine but he needed to sit. Not at a desk, not with a patient, not with a doctorate student seeking academic guidance, but on a quiet bench in … Continue reading Eccentric Peace of Mind