Ghost Stories #1

The Elementary School                 They said the school was built on a cemetery. Not something we were eager to believe, but we couldn’t deny the strange things that happened.                 For starters, there was the cat. No one knew where it came from, or how it had gotten inside, but everyone had seen it. It [...]

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Writing Exercise- Lost

*Exercise from The 4 A.M. Breakthrough. #188 Lost*                 “What are we doing here?” Jenna asked her great grandfather.                 Elijah put a gnarled hand on her head and smiled down at her. “This is my old home.”                 “You lived here?” Jenna’s eyes widened as she looked down on the city again.                 It [...]

Experiment TCA-276 (pt 6)

                “What’s that noise?” Rita asked as Morgan re-entered the office.                 “They’re, uh, they’re cutting at the loading dock door. Sounds like a power saw.”                 “They’re going to get in?” Rita tried to move but then clutched at her leg again.                 “Probably, yes. But I called for help.”                 “The police? But [...]

DIY MFA Book Prompt

Use Description to Reflect Emotion *Describe the way a character sees a room. Three separate occasions with the character in different states of mind. The mood influences how they see the room* -The room: The Kitchen- Mood 1: Being chased by someone and is terrified                 Shana dashed into the kitchen. Looking over her shoulder, [...]

Experiment TCA-276 (pt 2)

                “This is case number 55-8360, Robert Holt. The body is that of a malnourished and diseased seventy-two year old Caucasian male with grey hair and brown eyes. The body is 73 inches long and weighs 145 pounds.” Rita spoke into the microphone clipped to her lab coat as Morgan took notes. “Diagnosed with [...]

DIY MFA Prompt

                I’ve spent some time perusing old DIY MFA articles again and came across a few writing prompts. What are my writing successes for last year? The post was all about being able to physically measure your success and achievements. Solid numbers make a big difference instead of just “Oh, I wrote a draft of [...]