Tag Archives: Writing Improvement

Escape (The Re-Write)

The photos along the wall rattled with each strike at the door. Echo glanced nervously at his phone. It was nearly two in the morning. He assumed it was the cops though he had been careful to enter the house … Continue reading

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The Discovery (The ReWrite)

Another rewrite. Enjoy. Let me know what you think! The Coffee Haus was an eclectic bookstore and coffee shop complete with junk art and open mic night performances. Few patrons frequented the place anymore since the opening of a large … 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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I Lost You

You, Had made me feel free. Like that one time, When I wanted nothing more than to jump into the ocean. Remember? I had a fear of sharks and jellyfish. You held my hand and ran with me. Let me … Continue reading

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Firestarter

She sets fires With the routine ease Of setting tables for supper. Disrupting lives with complete disregard For those she’s hurting. She’s hurting, But covinced she’s doing everything right; Can’t see the forest Or the trees Just the fire, And … Continue reading

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Cracked Windows and Brave Souls

It’s in the eyes. Windows to the soul. Cracked, Chipped, Awash in the far too much. Darkened windows For a darkened soul. Or more, A darkened soul Created by broken windows. Windows crack Against the forceful impact Of stone on … Continue reading

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This Ugly Broken Misfit Skin

This skin is an uncomfortably ill fitted soul covering. Worn down from years of battle scars, ink marks, and stretching itself beyond its means. A lesser concern to the yearning burning within to obtain the knowledge one’s self. Etched with … Continue reading

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Timeout in a Ghost Town

I sit and write with trembling hands, racing heart, and a disquieted mind. Anxiety has stolen my peace, so I’ve come here to my safe place balancing caffeine, nicotine, and a nip of bourbon; hoping to find my grounding. I … Continue reading

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The Strange Fiction of Friday Phrases

She fell broken from its grasp. Her life extinguished like a candle's light against a sudden breeze. The Beast was fed, yet unsatisfied. #FP — ZedZeddicus (@Zedzeddicus) September 11, 2015 This week’s participation in the Friday Phrases (#FP) event found … Continue reading

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Storytelling: The Long Morning

“Zed!” Zed. It isn’t my real name, but it’s the name I use. I read it in a book once; felt kinship with it, now I tell everyone it’s my name. “Come out. Your wards may prevent us from entering, but … Continue reading

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5 Minute Non-Stop – The Godless God People

Don’t tell me about God’s people when pointing to the many reflections and copies of yourself. Don’t tell me about God’s people when pointing to a romanticized Israel – ignoring the fact that she is pagan, atheist, and racist. Don’t … Continue reading

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Crass Thoughts and Penis Poetry

Today I went on a poetic binge exploring a wide range of diverse poetry sites, journals, and blogs. I was out to take in art, be exposed to creative perspectives, and appreciate the varied styles that make up the poet’s voice. I … Continue reading

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