“Missing”

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This is a piece that I wrote for the 99 words or under contest, for the prompt “Missing.”

I hope reading this breaks up the monotony of political posts and posts about white rapists getting ridiculously light sentences because of their light skin.

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Two Days of Marraige

This is a chapter of one of my books. It is not the first chapter, chapter 48 actually, but I wanted to provide you with a sample of one of my longer stories. I enjoy writing long stories the most, and I think they typically come out better than my short stories.

In hopes of getting this book published, I don’t want to post the whole thing to the internet, but I think this chapter provides a good taste of what the book is like.

What do you think? Would you want to read the rest of this book?

48 (Click here to read the chapter)

 

Left in Central Park

This is another response to my posted writing activity, but I cheated…. Instead of writing a beginning, middle, and end, like I was supposed to, I just kind of dove into it, and wrote a scene out of what would be the story.

John stared at Don, running a hand through the too-long blond hair that was one of the many features he shared with his identical twin. There was only one thing that distinguished them, the fact that his brother sat nonchalantly, but eternally, in a wheelchair. 

Jon didn’t know how he knew this was for real this time. It had only been an hour, and there had been plenty of similar incidents in the past, but somehow, he knew. This wasn’t like the times in the grocery store where Don and Jon stood forever by a half-full, abandoned cart, only for one loud speaker call by a caring employee to magically grab his parents from wherever they had been hiding out. Their parent’s had even taken them on trips before. These trips were always to new, cool, places, but they always had something in common. At the climax of some delightful activity, stepping off a roller coaster pumped with joy and adrenaline, or clutching boxes of popcorn while pointing at the lion at the zoo, the two boys would find themselves separated from their parents, only for the two adults to come skulking back just when the boys had lost all hope of seeing them again. 

But this time was different. Jon and Don’s parents weren’t coming back this time. 

 

Bow to the Inevitable

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What do you think?

This was my submission to the AdHoc Flash Fiction contest. (150 word story based on a prompt word, this weeks was “bow”)

I suppose it is okay to post it now as I didn’t win, or even get published on the site. Sighhhhh 😦 It’s okay. I thought this piece was funny, but I didn’t really think it was a contest winner, and it isn’t particularly revolutionary or anything. I am new to this contest so I don’t really know the rules, perhaps I did something wrong. Oh well, it’s pretty easy to do so I will try again. Can anyone who has participated in this contest offer some advice?

 

 

Update on My New Book!

Short Version: It’s going great!!!

It is now 55 PAGES LONG!!!!!!!!! This marks the fastest I have ever written 55 pages in a book.

Something about it being summer break and not having a summer job. I am loving it. Who needs money after all…. I know, food, rent, etc. Don’t worry I will get a job soon.

I am a little scared to post my book online as most of my hopes and dreams are riding on it, but if you know me and want to read what I have so far let me know. I am always looking for input. It’s still only written on paper now though, so unless you can read my handwriting (good luck with that) I will need to type it up for you.

I am really on a writing high right now, thinking about Notebook 1 where I wrote like 2 pages of Camp Corn-nuts every couple days. I still love that story despite it’s childishness. I think with some editing it could make a great kids book.

Anyway… Just wanted to say that my new book is going great so far, despite my previous doubts. Hopefully it continues in the same manner. It would be so great if I could finish it before my summer classes start. I have been missing school so much. Weird huh. I certainly never missed school until college.

The Man Who is Always Running

This is based off my prompts from last post.

Eli Hannel has never been a normal man. Ignored and often left alone since birth by his parents, he has developed a host of bizarre behaviors stemming from his attempts to entertain himself. Since the age of 18 when his “couldn’t be bothered” parents kicked him out, he has been doing questionable things. Now, he is running. You may ask, what or who is he running from? It is not clear if he knows the answer to this question himself. Eli’s eternal running takes him across America, to both its saddest places, and it’s most beautiful places. His seemingly pointless journey is changed forever at the age of 27, when he runs through a destitute Appalachia trailer park and picks up a 14 year old girl who wants to run with him. Her parents are the opposite  of his, they care way too much about her, to the point of being psychotically possessive of her. They immediately sic the police on Eli in hopes of recovering their daughter. Now, the thing he is running from is real, his journey has a purpose. With young Trixie to help and protect, something changes in Eli. She loves him, and when she finally convinces him to consummate their relationship, he is forced to face the responsibility he now has. The action of sleeping with this girl who is so vulnerable, and so much younger than him makes him feel so guilty. He robs a bank and buries all the money, in hope of financing her to live in safety until she turns eighteen. Then he lets himself get caught, in hope of getting the help he now realizes he needs.

What do you think? How did you interpret the prompt differently?