Super Short Stories

A good friend of mine posted a challenge in our writer’s group to try and emulate Ernest Hemingway’s 6-word story [For sale: baby shoes, never worn] by crafting our own story in less than 10 words. Everyone contributed some AWESOME [mostly sad, surprisingly] short stories. It’s impressive what you can do with a limited economy…

A Modern Day Remake!

Image Source: http://poeticfool.com/2013/01/16/easy-reading-is-damn-hard-writing-nathaniel-hawthorne/writing/ _____________________________________________ OK, as promised, I’m going to post the modern retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, here for all to see. Big thanks to everyone for their feedback, support, and constructive criticism when I posted a segment of this story a little over a week ago. Please note…

Last One! [Need YOUR help!]

OK… just one more assignment and I’m officially on break. Ecstatic! I’m debating between revising my short story for a middle school audience or the one I wrote for a high school audience. Both are a “reimagined” telling of the old Grimms’ fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The middle school tale is more amusing,…

Sifting through…

In an effort to break through my writer’s block, I went sifting through some older projects I had started as part of my coursework at Full Sail University. I stumbled upon a very short piece I had begun as an exploration into the “New Historicism” literary style for my Literature Criticism and Analytical Thinking Course.…