Hannah. The word rose in her dream like the first rays of sun blooming over the horizon. Soft, pale, cool still in the lingering dark. Wake up. Hannah heard her name echo again but brushed it away like a pesky fly and burrowed deeper into her bed. This dream was too nice. There was a … Continue reading Big Sister/Little Sister
This beast was prompted by an object. The goal was to take a tangible object that had no value for anyone else and write a story about it. A beast loomed before me. Its skin was a blinding white, and its knobby spine clicked in resistance. A single fang slid from its mouth, shining and sharp. … Continue reading One More From Class
The following is a creative non-fiction assignment from the prompt: season, time of day, time of year, month, etc. It’s that time again. Winds are turning to breezes and cold is turning to cool. My pens are doing more daydreaming than homework. Two days after a snowfall, I’m baring shoulders and shins. Woolen caps … Continue reading Blackbird
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(This is probably my most favorite assignment from my creative writing classes.) I pinballed back to Osawatomie through the gravel and dirt country roads, and the last few miles, with the suicide hills and cow pastures, were among the most stomach churning of the trip. It only remained to perform some acte symoblique to give … Continue reading Dalhart Copy Change