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Story Soup

A couple of weeks ago I looked at how stories die. Since then, I’ve been pondering the other end of fiction’s existence: its conception.

Where do stories come from? 1,442 more words


Pulp! Influences: Edgar Allan Poe

I’ve decided to write a few short blogs on books and authors that influenced Beaten to a Pulp! starting today with Edgar Allan Poe. 954 more words

Short Stories

Fiction and Magic

I’m a reader, as well as a writer. I think reading is essential for writing, and I was raised in a house filled with books. The library was practically a second home, especially after I started volunteering there when I was twelve. 936 more words


Lyrical "Collectors"

Marion Strobel

The barnacle of crowds—
Like a tuck
On a finished skirt, unnoticed—
He collected his material
A ragpicker,
A scavenger of words 152 more words