Tag Archives: Creative Writing

The Lady

There are already hundreds of stories, legends, and anecdotes out there about how, sometimes, getting what you want can be the worst thing to ever happen to you. This is not one of those. Getting what you want, what you … Continue reading

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Moon

My family volunteered for the moon depopulation program when I was nine. The newspapers compared it to Westward Expansion and a war crime all at once. We were refugees at the same time that we were pioneers. To me it … Continue reading

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Lost/Found

They tell me I lost my mind. Somewhere between the moons of Argos and Hotep, buried away in the freight hold, crushed between two boxes of dried proteins, I apparently went mad. They tell me they’re relieved I’m feeling better … Continue reading

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I. Shall. Return.

Watch this space tomorrow for the return of the Robin Jeffrey Flash Fiction Wednesdays! That’s right, folks – I’m back and better than ever. New Job, New House, New Me. Let’s shake things up a bit and see what falls … Continue reading

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Enough

A clacking behind me; I turn around. A young woman with a black backpack rolls towards me on a blue Razor scooter, her moss-green high-heeled boots pushing her along the cobbled path and through the cold sun of the first … Continue reading

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Peaches

When I put the first spoonful into my mouth, I started to cry. The sugar melted on my tongue and the sweet tartness of the juices made the roof of my mouth tingle. A teardrop reached the corner of my … Continue reading

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Say What You Mean – Dialogue (Part 1)

Moving ever so slightly away from the topic of character building, I wanted to take some time this week to discuss the creation and successful deployment of dialogue. In writing circles, I have found my feelings and approaches to dialogue … Continue reading

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Building a Character – They’re Not Characters, but People

In the interest of variety, I thought it might do us all some good to forgo the usual inspiration post this week and talk instead about the writing process. Now I don’t pretend to be any kind of expert on … Continue reading

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Wasted Time

Louisa toyed with the idea of popping out her right eye, reaching in, and massaging the part of her brain just behind her brow which was threatening to leak out her ear. It was the third day of her migraine … Continue reading

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