The pirates still in the street—excluding the man who’d taken the swords, with the blacksmith and the Rune-reader dead at his feet—bristled towards the newcomers. One of them seized Lonan by the upper arms and hauled him against the wall with everyone else.
Your brother, Sci-Fi, is already drunk and drifting off near a gardenia arrangement, probably spacing out. Kooky Aunt Magical Realism is in The Front Row in a funny hat, primed to catch the bouquet when it's thrown. You can't place it, but something's always been off about her.
It's anonymous, it's cathartic, and on paper it's fairly humorous. Give it a try! Be salty before you're angry.
It's that time of month again, kids. What are your most interesting (or most suspect) searches for the sake of writing? Here are some of mine.
Well, it's that time of month again: time to review all the bizarre writing research you've had to do.
Normally I only put out a couple of microprompt sets a month, but tonight's a special occasion: I've officially roped fifty of you into following me! Welcome to the Hotel California. You'll never leave. (Except not really--I may love you, but I also respect you have your own path and destination, you know?)
Creativity is not glamorous. Usually, it's a bit more like trying to shake a wet piece of paper out the bottom of the wastebin. Here are more confessions from and for the put-upon writer. (To all this month's Camp Nano participants, keep it up!)
Writing is a business fraught with the potential danger of the FBI busting down your door. You'd be amazed how much obscure garbage the creative process can't do without. Here are some of the (un)usual suspects, straight out of my search history: