Monthly Archives: June 2014

To Sleep, Perchance

It had been two hundred years since anyone on Earth had slept. No one was really complaining. After all, the no-sleep revolution had revitalized the world’s failing economy, driven humanity to new productive heights, and given everyone the extra eight … Continue reading

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Inspiration – “The Curious Savage” Says Goodbye to ‘Normal’

As we grow up, we place a lot of emphasis on fitting in. Some people argue that as we reach adulthood, such pressures fade, but they really don’t. Everyone wants to be part of a group, the group – no … Continue reading

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Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 2 of 2)

While others’ views of Dawn are very much altered by this sudden revelation, they are not changed nearly as drastically as Dawn’s view of herself. Realizing that she has an important role to play in unfolding events, realizing that she … Continue reading

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Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 1 of 2)

“In every generation a slayer is born. One girl in all the world, the Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer” (Buffy).  For more than seven seasons, … Continue reading

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Not for Her

Kate “Not Katie” Bandon threw the wheeled chair down the stairs with a triumphant screech. It bounced down the thinly carpeted steps, cracking and ripping and losing wheels in every direction. Something had set her off. But no one could … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Storytime with “The Wind in the Willows”

As you may have been able to tell from previous posts on this site, I come from a very tight-knit family. My father, mother, older sister, and I have always been very close, even through the worst of times (i.e. … Continue reading

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Rescue

The proposal hadn’t gone as smoothly as Eric would have liked. In fact, it hadn’t really gone at all. Bethany bolted for the bathroom as soon as he took the ring box out of his pocket. He’d sat at the … Continue reading

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Inspiration – The Colors of “The Fall”

Color can be a very useful tool when telling a story. Many of us have been trained to notice colors, since colors are often used as symbols for meaning. Red is stop, green is go. Yellow or orange can mean … Continue reading

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Inspiration – M*A*S*H and the Ways War Changes Us All

I’ve always enjoyed watching older television shows. The channel TV Land was a favorite with my sister and me, and we could sit for hours watching Barney Miller, Cheers, The Munsters, and many other series from before our time. But … Continue reading

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Water

Water was not like her. Water always found a way, dripping through the tiniest hole, wearing away boulders and mountains and continents, flowing wherever it wished. Water was not like her. Water could not be stopped, only delayed. It would … Continue reading

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