Category: Master Class

Master Class 2013: Cat in Hiding
May 8, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

  Settle down, class! Your assignment for next week is on the chalkboard below. Let’s take a moment to discuss last week’s assignments, which were all from Robert Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond Sunset and the first line from that book, which was “I woke up in bed with a man and a cat.” I was
Details

The Hat Trick
May 5, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

I woke up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat was real, but the man was not. At least that’s how it appeared at first glance. The man seemed normal enough, yet incredibly strange in the way he was dressed. He had an onyx top hat perched on his head, an ace
Details

Master Class 2013: Man & Cat
May 1, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Attention, students! Please take a look at the chalkboard. Your new assignment for this week has been posted! Your assignment last week was to use the line “She took off her glasses and squinted at the white hot sky, vaguely wondering if it was already on its way” from Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret
Details

Master Class 2013: The Great and Secret Show
April 25, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Its time for your Master Class assignment this week. Last week we had a smaller showing but still top quality work. Renee offered up a short and sweet little tale that asks the age old question of “Who” in “Revenge of the Shoemaker’s Elves.” Kir and Carrie teamed up and submitted excerpts from their collaborative
Details

Master Class 2013 #11: Desperation, Authority, and a Lamb
April 17, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Settle down class! It’s time for class to begin. Before I hand out the new assignment, I have some announcements to make… Your assignment last week came from Renee, who chose “Desperation gave him authority” from T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. Ten muses inspired ten stories and I am highlighting the best of
Details

Smile and Wave
April 12, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

“You better smile and wave.”   That was the command passed down from the highest officer in the United World Militia. It wasn’t a request. In fact, if you didn’t follow orders, it was grounds for immediate termination.   Your status on this planet didn’t matter. Your occupation didn’t matter. Your level of security didn’t
Details

Master Class 2013-Motherhood and Desperation
April 10, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Oh my. Y’all have a lazy professor. A lazy professor indeed. I completely missed last week, but when you live life in the fast lane, it happens. However, we have new challenge with a new twist and a new deadline for your writing pleasure. I just know that your muse will be inspired this week,
Details

Master Class 2013
March 26, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

It’s been a few weeks. The professor fell off the grid but is back now and yearning to read and write. The Master Class is back in session, just in time for Spring Break! I will be honest and admit that I did not read all of the last MC entries, and for that I
Details

Dual-edged Sword-Master Class 2013 #8
February 26, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Settle down class! Before we get to the new assignment I have some announcements to make. Last week, Steph brought us our assignment which was to use the first line from the fifth chapter of Three Junes by Julia Glass: “Clever how the cosmos can, in a single portent, be ingratiating yet sadistic.” We had
Details

Full Circle
February 25, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Full Circle first appeared on My Write Side. “Clever how the cosmos can, in a single portent, be ingratiating yet sadistic.” You stand in your own little universe, content and happy, not thinking about mortality when you discover one of your high school friends died. You are suddenly brought full circle, realizing how important it
Details

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar