Mad May

Today's Story-a-Day prompt was for a one-sided conversation. I actually happened to write one earlier, so I went back to a prompt I skipped--a story in a sonnet. Sonnets are beyond my skillset, but I gave it a try. My iambi pentameter game is weak, y'all, and since trying to have it published anywhere would …

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Story Monster

Sometimes stories feel like monsters. They take on a life of their own and that life is very big. Some of my Story-a-Day efforts feel more like apparitions, insubstantial, slipping away when I try to get hold of them. Months from now when I look at these stories again, some will still be thrashing about …

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Day Three Is Here

Story-a-Day May continues. I'm still writing backstory scenes. There is a connection between my published novel and the story I'm writing now. It isn't a clear sequel, but actions taken in by characters in the novel do help bring about the situation in the work-in-progress. I'm reading a book about the artist Joseph Cornell. It …

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