Writing Prompt Wednesday is a concept kindly borrowed from Honestly Austen. "Sorry, did you say a dozen boxes of pens?" "Pins." "Like...safety pins?" "Oh no." She sounded serious over the phone, more serious than when I'd run into her at the coffee shop. "Straight pins, please. You know, like sewing pins?" "Okay..." "See you at … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday – Pins?
So, it's a day late, but I can't think of anything more appropriate for Veteran's Day than the theme song from Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty. Metal Gear is the most pro-soldier, anti-war, anti-nuclear, and unexpectedly feminist game series I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It's not going too far to say these … Continue reading Music Monday – Metal Gear Solid 2 Theme
Music Monday gets around, but I got the idea from Lauren over at Always Me . I stumbled on this ages ago, through one of Nylon's music roundups (it's a weird quirk that I almost always remember where and how I found a particular song). Anyway, this song was (at the time) perfect … Continue reading Music Monday – Tell Me It’s Okay
Way back when I was still in college, I took a creative writing class, and our first assignment was to write a description of a room using as many adjectives as possible. The teacher--who was a lovely woman, I should add--clearly wanted us to embrace these descriptors. She wanted us to write something that would … Continue reading Fiction Tip Friday – Descriptions
Writing Prompt Wednesday is a concept kindly borrowed from Honestly Austen. "So..." I nudged it, very gently, with my toe. "That's creepy." "Little bit, yeah." Ben paused. "Maybe Emily left it." "I'll text." We waited, staring at the package on the porch: perfectly square, wrapped in blue paper, with a white bow on top. … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday – Gift
Music Monday gets around, but I got the idea from Lauren over at Always Me . I honestly stumbled on this by accident; it came up in my Spotify Release Radar and I thought it was Mystic of Cuts for Luck, Scars for Freedom (which I found, in turn, through a Nightvale podcast). So I … Continue reading Music Monday – EXTINCT
One story, two ways: When Joe left me, I was pretty upset. I had a hard time understanding why he'd done it. I used to call his number and then hang up after a few rings, because I was too scared to hear what he had to say. One day another woman answered. I could … Continue reading Fiction Tip Friday – Show, Don’t Tell