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Dead Inside

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Eunice sat on the edge of her daughter’s bed and stared out the window, the rustling of leaves muted by glass. Spotting a flash of motion to her left, she sn...

Writing Rituals

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Last week, I posed the following to my fellow writers:

Random

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“Goddam it,” Rita O’Neill said as she let the curtains slide back into place. She stomped out of the kitchen and met Rodney in the driveway, her nails biting...

Writing Software and Tools

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Writers, like many artisans, love to talk about the tools and techniques of their trade. Honing and tweaking their systems becomes a near-obsession in itself.

Scrambled

7 minute read

“I hate to bother you, but I have something important to ask,” said the new waitress, setting down my plate of scrambled eggs.

Book to Big Screen: Divergent

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I’ve always been a fan of dystopian fiction. I remember one of my first experiences was with John Wyndham’s ‘The Chyrsalids’. From that point on, I was hooke...

Xanarax

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There once was an alien named Xanarax Who wanted to play the tenor sax But the human didn’t care She wouldn’t even share. So he ate her brain and saved t...

Human Oddity

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I smelled the human long before I laid my seventeen eyes on him. All that fur and sweat! I greeted him as best as my translator-matrix would allow, but I thi...

Billy Doesn't Fit In

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Billy hated being an alien. His green skin didn’t match anything the other kids wore at school. His mother always had to cut holes in his trousers to accommo...

Alien Haiku

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spinning flying orb your lasers burned my house down take me up with you