Tag Archives: Storytelling

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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The Veil and the Weird

Echo’s eyes opened slowly to find Jack and Ivan staring at him while he lay on the couch. He sat up startled. He discerned a subtle glow to their eyes. A glow that could have been easily missed if something in him had … 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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Awakening

A dim light buzzed to life somewhere overhead. Dust swirled with the current of his out breath. The odor of rotting wood hung heavy, and the broken floorboards beneath him were cool against his flesh. With great effort Echo opened his eyes. … Continue reading

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Never Going Back Part 3: Rework

The world slowly came into focus. Blurred objects took on familiar form as Marcus rose up on hands and knees. A sharp biting sensation traveled along the length of his spine taking brief detours down the curves of his ribcage. “Fuck.” With great effort … Continue reading

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Never Going Back Part 3

Marcus startled awake. A cold sweat held his clothes close to the skin. His body was drenched like the world outside his bedroom window in the onslaught of the beating rain. He rocked with the pounding of his chest. The … Continue reading

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Never Going Back Part 2

A crisp breeze played across skin as he stepped out of his car. The wind danced with the scent of the earth and encouraged chatter and applause from the outstretched branches of the forest. The secluded hill, upon which his … Continue reading

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Never Going Back

“You have to come home.” “I don’t have to do shit.” “He’s your father!” “He was absence, violence, and tyrant! He was no father!” “You’re the oldest! It’s your responsibility!” “Stop saying that! I don’t owe him a fucking thing! … Continue reading

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Ten Sided Dice and The Light

I’m leaving soon. It’s the demands of this job; called away at a moment’s notice. The call seems to come when I’ve just walked in the door and begun to settle. It brings with it so much frustration and anxiety; especially when stepping … Continue reading

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Deals and Devils

It’s 4 a.m. Morning. Far too early; far too soon. There is a rampant thumping pounding hammering away at the insides of my skull. I can tell, by the amnesia and the empty bottles of bourbon falling to the floor as … Continue reading

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Role Playing Games Saved My Life

When I was in high school, my parents expressly forbade me from playing Dungeons and Dragons. This gateway drug into witchcraft, the occult, and ultimately, servitude to Satan, was to have no place in my life. These were the same … Continue reading

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The War of the Spider!

It was like any other late night call of nature. You wake up, your bladder demands satisfaction, but instead of leaping out of bed you wait a few moments hoping the urge will pass (without incident) because the bathroom is like three … Continue reading

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5 Minute Non-Stop: Going Home

The aroma of vanilla and whiskey danced heavy in the air greeting each passerby with a sense of comfort and a promise of hope. Strangers haunted suddenly by fond memories of home cooked meals and time shared with loved ones. … Continue reading

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Do Not F@#! It Up

I was fifteen when I was locked away. The State found me mentally unfit to be held accountable for my actions, and placed me in a treatment facility. For seventeen years I was incarcerated for a crime I didn’t commit, … Continue reading

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