May 2013 – Our Write Side

I hit the ground hard, my backside smarting and my sword almost impaling me as I bounced into the middle of a room. Standing, I adjusted my floppy tricorne hat with my good hand and took in the opulence of the room. It was a castle for sure where the staircase was wide enough to…

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It all started out so badly. Already, I was running late. After making sure my “loving” sisters were hooked into their gowns, and their hair was perfect, I had made the Godmother wait- an offense she didn’t take lightly. By the time I arrived, Godmother had left in a huff, and to my surprise, I…

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Attention class!! It’s time for a new assignment so settle down! We need to review last week’s assignment first. I think there must have been some kind of summer fever going on because the assignments were few this week. Perhaps everyone is just resting up for their final exam? Hmmm? Last week, David chose a…

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He watched through the clear glass window of his private room in the center tower. It was the only room in his castle– a large, grey-brick structure with four turrets and the taller tower in the center–with such a large window. It was more than just a window, however. For Count Marcel, it was a…

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Several months ago, Kimberly of Rubber Chicken Madness asked me to write a story for Studio 30+. It was meant to go up in March, but we all know I disappeared in March, so I got a new deadline for April, but submitted that story to Write On Edge’s literary edition Precipice 2 in hopes…

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Good afternoon, class! It’s time to take your seats and discuss last week’s assignment. You were to use the line “It had been better when he had been hidden” from Douglas Adam’s The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul in the 4th (or multiple of) position in your story. Five of you rose to the…

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  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…

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She looked up at me with amber eyes. We swayed slowly, gently to the music, lost in our own world. It was just the two of us, dancing together on the laminate flooring laid on the grass special for just this occasion. Elegantly we moved in circles around the dance floor, laughing in that way…

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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…

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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…

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