The Writing Life

…a literary journey

219 Words. Friday Morning.

Friday morning. Your move. I know, it may be too much like a science for you. You’re an artist. You act off the cuff; live off the grid. Watch them. … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt from Anna Karenina

This prompt used a random line from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina as my last line of the story:   The Return She stood at the front of the ferry, rubbing her hands … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Prescription; a short story

The following story’s first line is prompted by a random line from Neal Schusterman’s Undivided, book 4 in the Unwind dystology. “If Elina is uncomfortable with the silence, she doesn’t show … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Did reading bring you joy this year?

I was thinking today about how people react differently to a year’s end, and I decided most of us fall into one of two groups – those who are scrambling … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Impasse

Afterward, they would argue about who turned back first. Ten minutes ago, when she made him pull over so she could walk the rest of the way home, the maverick … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Micro Fiction: The Cycle

This 300 word or less prompt was written to the last line below, “He could turn it around.” The line taken randomly from Colum McCann’s amazing novel, Let the Great World … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Micro-Fiction: Parlour Games

This week’s short is based on a line selected randomly from my current read, A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkins: The house was much warmer than when he had … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment