Sandra was a decidedly average High-School student, with a perfectly reasonable fear of the recently-outed vampires living among them. And then her mom went missing. Desperate to find her mother before her sister is taken away from her, Sandra ventures into the world of the undead and gets a whole lot more than she bargained … Continue reading Don’t Go Chasing Vampires
Saccharine Reminiscence delves into the story of my first love: a secret, passionate gay relationship. This letter-style essay relives half-forgotten memories after rediscovering a love letter, ten years old, walking the reader through cherry-picked moments of a romance as it bloomed and perished. I explore the fickle nature of memory, musing over unreliable nostalgia as memories are replayed again and again.
Maybe that's a little premature. I've been on hiatus for like... A year? I've been creatively dead, to the point where I've questioned my entire future in writing, and it's been utterly heartbreaking. However, a few days off a certain medication, and I literally tossed and turned all night long before finally giving up at … Continue reading I’m back!
This semester at uni, I'm enrolled in The Publishing Project, a paper designed to guide us into the world of publications, how to navigate it and succeed. For my production, I am partaking in a group production and together we have decided to found a literary magazine, building from the ground up our very own publication. I … Continue reading The Quagga: Literary Magazine
Thought I would share with you a piece I wrote for a fiction writing class at Uni last year, about a teenage cupid-in-training. My teacher wasn't happy with it, but hopefully y'all will be at least mildly entertained. The Cupid’s Dilemma Being a teenager is complicated enough. Leslie thought it was wholly unfair … Continue reading A Short Story: The Cupid’s Dilemma
In theme with the upcoming Valentines Day, write a short story inspired by the following comic:
I wanted to share a short excerpt, which is actually from the sequel to Tiger's Eye, that nicely showcases Olivia's personality.
"At night, the streets are empty.
In the spirit of Halloween / Samhain, write a short story inspired by one of these microfiction horror stories. I'd love to see what you come up with, drop me a link so I can read! Disclaimer: not my images. Source unknown.
Let's talk about the first chapter of a book and the reasons why I scrap chapter one. Chapter One: The Beginning. The first words of a story, the first scenes and events - for me - are equivalent to dipping your toes in the water, a temperature test, an experiment in preparation. Obviously, this will … Continue reading Why You Should Consider Completely Scrapping Chapter One