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How to prepare to write a novel
March 16, 2013 at 8:35pm
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June 20 - Winner
June 21, 2012 at 12:30am
The car flipped on its side. James held on the steering wheel with his gloved hands. Even with his helmet elimination most of his peripheral vision, he saw the sparks coming from the metal of his car scraping on the concrete ground. The car shr... [Read more]
June 19 - Moss
June 20, 2012 at 2:26am
Moss grows on the north side of a tree. If you are lost in a forest, look for the moss on the trees and then decide which direction to walk in. That's what they told me. They didn't tell me moss could grow all around the tree. Now which way d... [Read more]
June 18 - Legs
June 19, 2012 at 12:22am
Since this morning, I wondered what to make out of an image showing a bundle of red-orange millipedes. Yeech. I hate them. I thought few things would make me gag, but this image grosses me out. I have to write something creative about it, but all tha... [Read more]
June 17 - Ice
June 17, 2012 at 11:27pm
"Titanic 2. What a bust." Janet held on to the mast of the raft her and a handful of survivors had fashioned in the frigid waters right north of the polar circle. ... [Read more]
June 16 - Glass
June 17, 2012 at 1:52am
Glass. I like that glass tunnel. It makes me want to walk through it. It reminds me of the zoo in New Orleans. There isn't any tunnel like it, but the lush tropical greenery often made the light appear just like it is in this image. My first re... [Read more]
June 14 - Gun
June 14, 2012 at 11:11pm
"You come with me now!" Ace noticed Julian pointing a gun at her. She asked, "Where do you want me to go?" His somber face broke into a wide smile. He let the gun dangle carelessly by his side. Walking up to her, he took put a hand... [Read more]
June 12 - Turtle
June 12, 2012 at 11:33pm
"So you turtles get really old, I hear." "Who do you call old? You don't live very long, I hear." "No need to get upset." "Man, I'm too zen to get upset." "Zen, eh. I had a cousin who wasn't zen... [Read more]
June 8 - Play
June 8, 2012 at 10:39pm
Finally! The floodwater had receded. Well, not according to their parents, but the four boys couldn't stand sitting still one more minute after weeks of being stuck in the boats to live through the annual flooding. Life giving, their parents call... [Read more]
June 7 - Dragon
June 7, 2012 at 11:09pm
Head: "I saw something!" Dragon: "It's something small. Evil, I think." Body: "Where is it? I can't see." Head: "It's because I have the eyes, dummy." Body: "Don't call me that! What would yo... [Read more]
June 6 - Frog
June 6, 2012 at 11:38pm
Celine was in the garden behind the house with her little watering can. Her plan was to carefully water the small patch of herbs her mother helped her to grow. Celine gently pushed the flowers that grew on the edge of her little patch aside. Mother w... [Read more]
January 30 lil love scene
February 5, 2012 at 4:11pm
Titus took Jessica's hand and tenderly brought it up to his lips. He planted a soft kiss of the back of her hand. "I've been an ass. Forgive me." She gave a tortured smile. "I've been a bitch. Will you forgive me?" H... [Read more]
January 22 Unbelievable Things
February 5, 2012 at 4:08pm
About two thousand years ago, Mount Vesuvius blew its top and annihilated the town of Pompeii in a rain of lava and hot ashes. What was once a thriving city, was now dead. For hundreds, even thousands of years, the city stayed a myth. It wasn't u... [Read more]
January 20 About Online Shopping
February 5, 2012 at 4:08pm
Nowadays, everything can be bought online. Small things like electronics, things you should try on first such as pants and shoes. There are online shops that sell furniture and even houses. You can also buy education online. There are online univ... [Read more]
January 17 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:06pm
After all that reconciling, Titus and Jessica stood together, arms around each other, in the living room. Titus felt glad things were going to be different from now on. Jessica was back with him. Daniel would now get to have a real family as he deser... [Read more]
January 15 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:05pm
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January 14 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:04pm
From Jessica’s home, Titus took Daniel straight to the beach. He kept Daniel busy through his usual nap-time and kept him running until the toddler was but a shell. Certain that Daniel wouldn’t give him trouble for going to sleep without ... [Read more]
January 13 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:03pm
Dirty Bomb Jessica stood leaning against the doorframe, watching Daniel play with a toy garage. Titus walked up and stopped right behind her. She felt his presence and said, "I like how you didn't get him a ton of toys. Just enough to make... [Read more]
January 11 a scene
February 5, 2012 at 4:02pm
The following is a mere scene. A visual I have in my head am trying to put words to. The doorbell rang. Flint went to find out who it was. He had no memory of calling for delivered food, but then he was forgetful lately. He opened the door and fou... [Read more]
January 10 A How To
February 5, 2012 at 4:01pm
What to do when your neighbor's baby has a seizure. Step one: Find out if somebody is already calling 911. If not, call 911 while directing hysterical mother to perform step two. Step two: Secure baby on his right side on the floor. On a ... [Read more]
January 9 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:01pm
The hour of silence in the house gave Titus a chance to take a sober look at his life. He pondered the mistakes of the past three years and how all had culminated with a ruined romance, a messed up marriage, and a child shared by separated parents. A... [Read more]
January 8 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:00pm
Titus woke up and found Jessica still asleep next to him. There was a gap between them, but it was small enough for him to reach over and touch her. The gap in her heart, the one that he had torn open was wide as the Grand Canyon. As usual, Titus ... [Read more]
January 7 short story
February 5, 2012 at 4:00pm
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January 6 short story
February 5, 2012 at 3:59pm
“Why did you take Daniel to a furniture store?” Jessica’s voice was sharp coming through the speaker. She spoke herself into a rage. “How cruel can you be? He is just a little boy. He doesn’t understand the concept of sh... [Read more]
January 5 short story
February 5, 2012 at 3:58pm
“So,” Titus asked Jane, his roommate, over dinner, “How close are you and Steve to moving in with each other?” “Is this your way of telling me that you want me to move out?” Titus nodded. “Yeah. But I d... [Read more]

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