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Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Now With Cookies!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to bake lots of delicious holiday treats.  Okay, to be completely honest, eating… 342 more words

Fiction Writing

The Most Excellent and Insightful Advice for Writers in Creating a Story

A few weeks back, I happened upon this wonderful TEDx talk that blew me away.  The author gave step by step descriptions and instructions on how to write a story.   235 more words


Yeah Write #86: A Broken Love Story ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

He told me it hadn’t broken the first time he’d dropped it, as if the confession somehow cleaned the slate and mended my music box. The gilded cage had always come loose, but the yellow bird which spun around on the bobbing perch now had broken feathers. 722 more words


Farback Wayback #2: The Journey -- 1997 #amwriting

So I was digging into some old computer archives in the age Before Facebook when I was a sophomore in college. Email was new and not free, Netscape was an infant, and 99% of web pages didn’t have pictures. 5,528 more words


The Letter {1943}

Dear Miss Malikov,

It appears you are needed. Report to my office immediately. Attached are train tickets to DC. Immediately.

I hope all is well. I, personally, do not keep track of your affairs, but if at all possible I would like to request the presence of Ben too. 4,336 more words


PROMPTED: The Second Challenge

The complete darkness sends chills down my spine, up my arms, and behind my ears like someone is whispering a little too close for comfort. I’ve never been a fan of the dark. 732 more words


Personal Update: Upcoming Book Publication

A bit of good news. I’ve signed with the wonderful Yoda Press (India) to publish a short story collection in 2018 — my first book. These stories are about the diverse and chaotically symbiotic Indias that co-exist across villages, migrant inner-city slums, urban high-rises, Oxbridge spires, Silicon Valley, etc. 195 more words