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September 20, 2014

Stories in under 500 words. 

 

She sits on the fountain watching the rain drip onto the surface. Each droplet exhales a ring of ripples and she throws in a penny just to give them some more company. Someone should have some, at least. Unlike those around her, she is glad...

September 17, 2014

Never lose your sense of adventure; that after all, is what life is. 

September 15, 2014

While people often think of world building in reference to fantasy and science fiction, this practice is essential to all genres of writing. Readers want to be immersed in the culture of your piece and to do this, you need to put forth effort into creating a believabl...

September 13, 2014

Stories in under 500 words. 

 

She bought the hat for her father as a last bit effort to do something interesting for her dad’s birthday. It had seemed like she’d gotten him a shirt for every Father’s Day, Christmas, and birthday occasion for the past three years, a...

September 10, 2014

Sometimes the simplest smile can make all the difference. 

September 8, 2014

On Media Mondays, we always look at what other forms of communication are doing right and figure out how to apply these principals to writing. So now let’s do the opposite and take a lesson from a media form that is not going so well.

 

American commercialism is not exac...

September 5, 2014

Stories in under 500 words. 

 

Meg picked at the sleeve of her coffee cup. The liquid inside had gone cool a long time ago, but it didn’t matter. She hadn’t wanted any more. Luisa stood with her butt against the cabinets and her hands flat against the counter. She s...

September 3, 2014

Never forget about those who love you because they will not forget about you. 

 

September 1, 2014

In 1950, the well-known comic strip about a sad little boy in a yellow shirt made its first appearance in American newspapers. While the wild success of the comic can be attributed to a number of reasons, one main factor is the characterization of the Peanuts cast. Wh...

August 29, 2014

Stories in under 500 words. 

 

There. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but it would do. Betty had never been much of an artist (oh, forget it; she couldn’t even draw stick figures properly), but she guessed mom wouldn’t care. Besides, you could read the words, mostly. Oh, well....

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