April 2013 – Our Write Side

Every day, twice a day, exactly twelve hours apart, the bobbin appeared. The human like head would bob up from the water always facing the same direction, looking out on the horizon. Nothing existed within eyesight. No ship’s sail broke against the blue. No silver sky bullets created new paths among the clouds. In fact,…

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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…

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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…

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It happened on a New York City street, and there was nothing Meggs could do to stop it. A force more powerful than life pushed it into being, despite her will. Her fingers gathered a life of their own, strumming shamelessly on her guitar until her fingers bled. Her voice lifted over the sound of…

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“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…

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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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