Category: Master Class

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,
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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
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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
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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
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Three Junes-Master Class 2013 #7
February 19, 2013 Master Class Stephanie Ayers

Hello ! I am so excited to be taking over for Eric. Those are some big shoes to fill, so I hope I do him worthy.  There is so much talent in here!! Now, before we get to today’s assignment, I have some announcements to make. Last week, our assignment was Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians”
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Little Red Riding Hood
January 24, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Morphine makes me weightless, airborne. Codeine makes me heavy, grounded. When I don my little red riding cape, it makes me invincible, immortal. I’m a little Red, hopping down the bunny trail. Over the river, through the woods, to the house made of gingerbread I go. Hansel and Gretel got nothing on me. Morphine makes
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The Chair
January 21, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Today I’m five. My grandfather says five is a lucky number, but I’m not sure I believe him. The first four were nothing special, just your run of the mill state mandated executions. In fact, the gurney in the room next door gets more business than I do, what with lethal injection considered “humane.” I
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Adrift
January 9, 2013 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. It’s not what you think though. I’m not in a house or an apartment. I’m not in anything anyone would consider habitable. I’m sitting in one of those large metal sinks you’d find in a restaurant, used for cleaning dishes. There are three compartments and I am
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Destiny Calling
December 10, 2012 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

The great revelations of my adult life began with the shouts of a lost soul in my neighborhood breakfast joint. It was my first day working at my very first job. I was eighteen, I’d just graduated, and the summer was mine. The girl came in shouting with tears making clean tracks down her panic-stricken
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In Time: The Man in Black
November 19, 2012 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. If she squinted just so, she could still make out the black speck on the horizon. She urged her horse on, loosened the reins to let him run, and kept her eyes ahead. A storm brewed behind her and she knew that the
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