Monthly Archives: November 2016

SPF: Unresolved Conflicts

The soldiers were given strict instructions not to unnecessarily engage the enemy. If they fired, fire back but proportionally. There was a ceasefire in place and the naval ships out at sea were supposed to respect it. The enemy didn’t. They had … Continue reading

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How Writers Write Fiction: Storied Women (Assignment #5)

Choose the piece of writing you want to experiment with and find a way to break it open. The New Neighbours After the First Glance  An hour later, I was furiously clanging vessels into the dishwasher. Not a hair out of … Continue reading

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TLT: Whatever Works!

This is a prison, not some frat house! Are you sure the warden approved this, Jake?! Yup! Something to do with colour psychology, said it might help with their rehabilitation, so the women’s block gets a pink makeover, they’re still working … Continue reading

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Tanka Challenge: The Seasons of Life

  Be hopeful always In the midst of challenges Reflect, don’t despair Like the seasons, life changes Each phase has its own beauty For Weekly Tanka Challenge

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FFfAW: For the Children

Detective Grant worked tirelessly to coax kids of this neighbourhood into extracurricular activities. He set up tables with chessboards and a skateboarding area. Unfortunately, the gang wars had gone on for years and the animosity ran deep. He pleaded with parents, … Continue reading

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SPF: Undeserving

Proud of their country’s progress, the statue representing their country’s hard fought freedom and values, was put up in the capital city. Indeed, the oppressed people had gone through a tumultuous number of years, but they emerged victorious and the … Continue reading

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How Writers Write Fiction: Storied Women (Assignment #4)

Write a short story in which you create an immersive experience of a setting or a world. Nature’s Pull It was a moonless night and she could smell the storm coming in from the east. Subsequently, the initial sparks of light … Continue reading

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TLT: Indifferent Development

A surprising mist or so people thought For the trees they chopped as buildings arose Smog not fog was what they’d willingly chose For Three Line Tales

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Tanka Challenge: Solace

Autumn leaves descend Letting go, starting anew From the quaint chapel Nature’s colours captivate Sitting in peaceful solace For Weekly Tanka Challenge

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FFfAW: Sullied Structure

Belinda had given up on life. With just a couple of months to live, why bother waiting for the inevitable? So, just as the sun started its ascent, she set off towards the Bridge of Death. No one in that town knew … Continue reading

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