Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Adventure in Writing: He Never Saw the Body!

I was cooking dinner with my wife. I don’t remember what we were making, probably something with chicken, but we were definitely cooking dinner. I remember reaching for a wooden spoon when this sudden realization came over me. I stood … Continue reading

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The Writing Project (an Update)

I have found myself working feverishly on my writing project for the 2016 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge. I started the project from the beginning (for the third time) and it has evolved beyond the original outline. I am … Continue reading

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An Unhappy Little Accident

Daniel Hannigan stumbled out of the Weathered Flask, a local dive cherished by lowlifes of every sort and kind. His head swam in a sea of hard liquors. The pavement beneath his feet felt as solid as a waterbed. He … Continue reading

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Foul Reunions (The ReWrite)

Learning, listening, and taking the advice of an incredible writer. Here is a rewrite of Foul Reunions. Let me know what you think! As far back as Echo Basil McKinnon could remember Hanford had always been a small rural town … Continue reading

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“On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft” by Stephen King

I finished On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King yesterday while driving home from a quick stop to pick up coffee from my wife’s favorite coffee spot. It has taken me a little over a month … Continue reading

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Prologue – A ReWrite

Taking in the things I’ve learned recently, and the advice of an incredible writer, I re-wrote the prologue of my writing project. Feel free to let me know what you think! A bare bulb burned brightly overhead cutting a swath … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil Pt. 5

The window shattered, glass exploding into the room, tearing through the thick floral curtains. Large shards pierced the wall across the room. A chorus of choked moans sang out beyond the bars of the broken window. “Fuck! Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!” … Continue reading

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Snotfingers: Everything Changes

The world around him slowly came into focus. A high pitched whine rang in his ears drilling deep into his brain like a dull corkscrew. An impossible weight pinned him against the floor. Every inch of his body twitched and jerked … Continue reading

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Snotfingers

Wood stoves burned with great intensity keeping the water in the four stone washtubs just below boiling point. The humidity was so intense in the washroom that it made breathing, much less work, nearly impossible. Sweat beaded and poured from … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil Pt. 4

“Fuck off, we’re sleeping!” Ivan looked at Jack wide eyed and astonished. Jack shrugged in reply to the unspoken question burning in Ivan’s glare. Both of them returned to their uneasy silent staring contest with the door. Silence, broken only … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary

It began with a dare. A stupid, stupid, dare. We were all adults, but there I was locked in the bathroom. Three lit candles illuminating the room with just enough light to make the darkness visible. Water rushed from the faucet; the conduit … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil Pt. 2

It was a short drive to the Mount Shasta City Lodge, a tired two story unkempt motel complete with an unmarked gravel parking lot littered with weeds. On either story stretched rows of identical chocolate colored doors standing out against … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil

“I had no idea!” Ivan was pacing back and forth in the room. His heavy boots sounding off the wooden floorboards. “Me either. I can’t figure out why I didn’t sense it. No triggering alarms – nothing screaming in my head … Continue reading

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The Long Walk

Like much of the house the narrow stairway was made of solid stone. On either side of him roughly hewn stone walls followed his spiraled descent. Bare bulbs hung over head every few feet providing just enough light to see … Continue reading

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Drive Down Memory Lane

Echo followed behind Ivan and Jack as they drove through town. Not much had changed in his time away. Several shops and restaurants had been added to the landscape, but their arrival came at the departure of older businesses; less a … Continue reading

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