February 2013 – Our Write Side

In January, I introduced myself to a new community, Just Be Enough. I mean, I have been a reader for a long time, but when the call to join the writing team went out, I have to tell you I struggled. Hard. I want to take the chance so badly, but… I had an internal…

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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 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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It’s been a while since I visited Viola and my In Time series which first appeared on My Write Side. You can find more by click the WIP tab above or searching for “In Time.” Viola stood with her feet shoulder width apart on the ground. Her arms extended forward from her body and the…

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This story, Master of the Dance,  is originally published on My Write Side. She winced as she caressed her ankle anxiously, the sound of the dance instructor’s voice  a hammer in her head. “Walk it off! This is no time to give in to pain!” He said. There was never time for pain, for rest,…

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He stood tall and stoic against the fence, his fatigues long faded, the hems of his pants and shirt jagged and loose. Someone had torn his name patch from his shirt and snapped off his dog tags. Someone had asked him questions he refused to answer. Someone had transferred him to this god-forsaken hole. Today…

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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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“You know the whole downtown was a playground for the Civil War, right?” Jimmy said, his long fingers reaching up to rub his freshly shaved chocolate scalp. “In fact this very house was used to hide Confederate soldiers. There’s ghosts all over the place.” He was baiting me, I suppose, since it was my first…

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