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Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it
A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man, named George, left for work, as usual, at 7 am. He locked his house. Usual. He got into his car. Usual. He arrived at work - same as usual. When he reached into his pocket for his phone and didn’t find it - unusual. At first, panic set in. Thoughts screamed...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

A Letter to My Child
A Letter to My Child

A Letter to My Child

You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. Your greatness is not the same as my greatness, or anyone else’s. It’s yours. You can be anything you want to be. ANYTHING. You have to let out your greatness. Stop allowing...

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

I stare into the gaping maw of a deep water sharks and the question arises - should I stay or should I go? But how did I get here? Two hours ago, Fearghas and I were galloping down the beach, seemingly into the setting two suns. Salty breeze tore at my dark violet...

Death at a Birthday Party

Death at a Birthday Party

It was another birthday. One without my mom. One where Father forgets to show up on time. One where only Deidre and Captain Murtagh try to cheer me up.  The one where someone died. But let me go back to the beginning.  It’s my 14th birthday. You know the...

ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO
ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO

ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO

When I first started writing, back in 2013, I had a lot on my plate. I had just started writing the first draft of my book; I still had to learn the craft; I was participating in a Read & Critique group, where we would critique each other’s manuscripts; and I...

Twitter
Twitter

Twitter

I joined Twitter right at the start back in 2009. I immediately tweeted. I’ve never forgotten what that tweet was. It was brilliant. Engaging. Relevant. Quite possibly the perfect tweet.  Ready? It said: I’m making chili. I know, right? This tweet was so...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it
A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man, named George, left for work, as usual, at 7 am. He locked his house. Usual. He got into his car. Usual. He arrived at work - same as usual. When he reached into his pocket for his phone and didn’t find it - unusual. At first, panic set in. Thoughts screamed...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

A Letter to My Child
A Letter to My Child

A Letter to My Child

You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. Your greatness is not the same as my greatness, or anyone else’s. It’s yours. You can be anything you want to be. ANYTHING. You have to let out your greatness. Stop allowing...

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

I stare into the gaping maw of a deep water sharks and the question arises - should I stay or should I go? But how did I get here? Two hours ago, Fearghas and I were galloping down the beach, seemingly into the setting two suns. Salty breeze tore at my dark violet...

Death at a Birthday Party

Death at a Birthday Party

It was another birthday. One without my mom. One where Father forgets to show up on time. One where only Deidre and Captain Murtagh try to cheer me up.  The one where someone died. But let me go back to the beginning.  It’s my 14th birthday. You know the...

ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO
ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO

ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO

When I first started writing, back in 2013, I had a lot on my plate. I had just started writing the first draft of my book; I still had to learn the craft; I was participating in a Read & Critique group, where we would critique each other’s manuscripts; and I...

Twitter
Twitter

Twitter

I joined Twitter right at the start back in 2009. I immediately tweeted. I’ve never forgotten what that tweet was. It was brilliant. Engaging. Relevant. Quite possibly the perfect tweet.  Ready? It said: I’m making chili. I know, right? This tweet was so...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it
A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man, named George, left for work, as usual, at 7 am. He locked his house. Usual. He got into his car. Usual. He arrived at work - same as usual. When he reached into his pocket for his phone and didn’t find it - unusual. At first, panic set in. Thoughts screamed...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

A Letter to My Child
A Letter to My Child

A Letter to My Child

You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. Your greatness is not the same as my greatness, or anyone else’s. It’s yours. You can be anything you want to be. ANYTHING. You have to let out your greatness. Stop allowing...

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

I stare into the gaping maw of a deep water sharks and the question arises - should I stay or should I go? But how did I get here? Two hours ago, Fearghas and I were galloping down the beach, seemingly into the setting two suns. Salty breeze tore at my dark violet...

Death at a Birthday Party

Death at a Birthday Party

It was another birthday. One without my mom. One where Father forgets to show up on time. One where only Deidre and Captain Murtagh try to cheer me up.  The one where someone died. But let me go back to the beginning.  It’s my 14th birthday. You know the...

ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO
ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO

ACCIDENTAL NANOWRIMO

When I first started writing, back in 2013, I had a lot on my plate. I had just started writing the first draft of my book; I still had to learn the craft; I was participating in a Read & Critique group, where we would critique each other’s manuscripts; and I...

Twitter
Twitter

Twitter

I joined Twitter right at the start back in 2009. I immediately tweeted. I’ve never forgotten what that tweet was. It was brilliant. Engaging. Relevant. Quite possibly the perfect tweet.  Ready? It said: I’m making chili. I know, right? This tweet was so...