Master Class 2013: Man & Cat

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 Show in the middle of your story, not within the first two or last two paragraphs. The work turned in was extraordinary!

Carrie linked up with a story about an apprentice scryer that has beautiful visuals with Dreamspell.

Shannon set the bar with Fissures, a tale of metamorphosis that will awe you.

Words with Teeth rolled in with a very visual tale of a woman on the other side of the sun in Helios 12.

But this week, our old professor, Eric Storch, stunned us with an incredible peek into his comic book, Easy Money. This was enough to earn him the privilege of selecting this week’s assignment. Your assignment this week is:


Your stories must contain this line in its entirety and you can either choose to use as the opening line or the closing line in your story.

You have until Tuesday, May 7 at 9:00 PM EST to hand in your assignment.

The linkup is now live.

Ready? Set? Write!

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25 thoughts on “Master Class 2013: Man & Cat”

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    sorry I didn’t get it done this week, I have a wicked cold and it stole all my WORDS.

    I loved Eric’s and Carrie’s..Carrie’s blew me away, it was beautiful.

    see you all next week!!!

    1. SAM says:

      Looking forward to reading. Bad cold!! Go away!

  2. Eric Storch says:

    I’m honored to have been picked for this week’s prompt. Having that privilege, I got started on my story last night. *wink*

    1. Eric Storch says:

      By the way, I love the new chalkboard graphic. Very cool!

      1. SAM says:


  3. stankmeaner says:

    I agree that the graphic is very cool, but seriously Storch, what the hell? That’s hilarious 😉

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks for the compliment on the graphic.

    2. Eric Storch says:

      Hey, from what I see, everyone’s having fun with this one. So, nyah!

      1. SAM says:

        Exactly. It’s a really cool line. I’m getting ready to put up some motivation on FB and twitter.

        1. Eric Storch says:

          I’ll be publishing mine in a few minutes.

          1. SAM says:


  4. Carrie says:

    Oh, that graphic rocks!!

    And I agree…Storch, WTF? Hmmm….I think I might bring back Rachel for this assignment 😉

    1. SAM says:

      I’m glad y’all like the graphic. And I can’t tell you how excited I am to see Rachel again!

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  13. troy P. says:

    I promise, promise, promise I will try to get back to class this week – promise!

    Also, it is very disconcerting to me that all the chalk are *exactly* the same length…

    1. SAM says:

      ohh good catch. I will rectify that next week. Promise!

      1. troy P. says:

        I’ll be checking… =)

        And we’re up. Hope you likie!

        1. SAM says:

          Ohh I loooove it!! Haha!! Thanks for turning my morning around!

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  16. Marian says:

    um, i wrote. ahem. apologies in advance.

    1. SAM says:

      No apologies needed. It was awesome!

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