Yet another installment of my writing and vocabulary building exercise. I'm not sure how I feel about this one, it came off a bit different than the others. I guess this is why it's called an exercise, though. I am stretching my literary brain muscles and seeing what I have to work with. Coming up with the pretexts to the scene is the hardest part. I had a few ideas, but this was the only one that solidified the more I thought on it. Really it just formed around the last sentence and the analogy
I signed up for Writer's Domain, a website that helps their clients with search engine optimization by having online writers provide articles on keyword search engine topics. I vaguely understand this concept, but more importantly, this is a small chance to get paid for writing.
They wanted my e-mail, my phone number, my address, and a 200-250 word sample article on one of three topics that they provided. I chose 'Utah lawn care' as my topic because I couldn't find a good angle to
My family's poor, you know. We're so poor we can't even afford good soap. We've gotta buy the dollar store kind, the liquid kind that comes in a bottle and it's so watered down that you just know it doesn't actually kill bacteria. Ever heard of the expression "dirt poor"? Well, it's more than just an expression for some people, especially in today's shitty economy.
I wonder if I'd have been awarded financial aid next quarter if I'd included this little detail in my application.
Updated 05-09-2012 at 05:36 AM by Dreamworx95
Episode 48 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero faces an accuser with an ax to grind.
Here’s an excerpt:
Beale sat down, preening with a silver badge all shiny on the lapel of his dark suit. His face was calm, but his eyes gloated and his surface thoughts overflowed with malevolence. All aimed at me. He sat down and I didn’t miss the way Jenni edged her chair slightly away from him. Then Beale looked at me and gave me the barest hint of a smile, his brain
Here we go! Another installment of 'Pick a word, write 250+ words.' This time I produced a short about a kiss, but there is no romance. I experienced something like this in real life, but I tweaked the details for depth and effect. Without further adieu:
am·a·to·ry [ámmə tàwree] adj - associated with love: relating to, involving, expressing, or typical of physical love
Leaning forward, her lips touched mine and I kissed her, but I wanted