“You really should take off the mask, Nicolai, it’s November now. Halloween is over.” Gregory walked around the back of Nicolai and reached over, picking up the sugar. As was common whenever he got close to his best friend, he felt the coldness Nicolai carried everywhere with him like suddenly being dipped in chill water.
Using story prompts is one of the best ways to get a writer’s brain firing. In this series, I’ll be taking an image I’ve found around the web and using it as a jumping-off point for a quick fiction write. The best part? I’d love to see how you interpret the picture in your own […]
Warming up before I jump into some novel and short story work, I thought I’d blast my way through a quick ten minute writing session.
“What do you mean you aren’t my dad?” Laurel felt like shriveling up. It was the only answer for it. Shrivel, retreat. Pull away from the world. Pull away from the truth. “It’s really quite simple, darling.” “If you’re not my dad you shouldn’t call me that,” Laurel pointed out. “Have I not been a […]
Janice Luft was ugly and, unfortunately, her mother liked to tell her so. “You’ll never find love,” her mother said, fag hanging out of her mouth and fluttering ash everywhere. “Not with that thing on your face.” Janice’s mother had never been able to find love either, but it wasn’t due to a physical abnormality. No, she was just a […]