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Downward into Darkness on Extended Wings

Wallace Stevens’ poem “Sunday Morning” ends with these lines:

We live in an old chaos of the sun,

Or old dependency of day and night, 984 more words


Six Feet Above

Originally titled, ‘Deadpan’, this is another story written for the Bartleby Snopes dialogue only competition. I changed the title because I thought it was too macabre, even for my dark sense of humour. 1,331 more words


Short Story Contest Winners Announced!


A hearty congratulations to the winners, finalists, honorable mentions, guests and staff who contributed to Creative Writing Institute’s 2nd Annual Anthology, which will be on sale in December. 229 more words

Writing Tips

Cover Reveal: Fairly Twisted Tales for a Horribly Ever After

Last year I took part in Project REUTSway, a writing competition that had writers twist classic fairy tales with horror elements. Two of my stories–“Earlobe” and “Deadman’s Ball”–were chosen for an anthology entitled Fairly Twisted Tales for a Horribly Ever After. 271 more words


Inspiration: The Giant

The inspiration and ideas that sparked my short story The Giant came from:

Fourth Estate, 2009)

Reading Postcards by Annie Proulx took me so deeply into the world of its male protagonist, Loyal Blood. 139 more words


Ray Bradbury's advice to writers.

I’m a self improvement junkie. At least once a week, I scour the web looking for ways to improve my writing, effectiveness or learn a new skill. 167 more words

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

JTKWriting - Writing Prompt

Saw this and realised i haven’t written anything fictional in a while so thought it would be cool to do so. I’ve only done the first one there’s many for you to choose from, do one or do none! 143 more words