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The Long Cut

This assignment is in response to Point of View, Writing101   I WAS sitting there waiting on Stavros when I heard her screaming something out of a window towards her back garden. Couldn’t hear what she said, but it sure was … Continue reading

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Snow, White, and the Psychotic Captain

The assignment is in response to Freewriting, Writing101.   I’ve written before about the empty white space, about the fear of bespoiling it. It’s a perfect landscape of freshness, unadulterated, clean. When you wake up, look out the window at … Continue reading

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In The Garden

This assignment is in response to Style, Writing101   AND it came to pass that he walked in the gardens many hours, and came upon the reptile house. And once inside the house, he looked upon the contents therein, and … Continue reading

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Daddy Long Legs

This assignment is in response to Voice, Writing101 I’LL admit to being a little more idealistic when I was a student than I am nowadays. I was a bit of a hippy, to be frank. And this was the 2000s, … Continue reading

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Skuytercliff

This assignment is in response to Letter Writing, Writing101. February 12th 1873, Skuytercliff Dear Husband, Allow me to offer my most profuse apologies for the condition of this letter. The vellum I found in the bureau here was dried out and … Continue reading

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A Little Rain

This assignment is in response to Foreshadowing, Writing101. ON a remarkable day that midsummer it was about as hot as a baker’s oven and as the sun sucked itself up to full heat it was just about then, as she … Continue reading

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What I’m Saying

This assignment is in response to Dialogue, Writing101.   He flips over to the next glossy page and studies it it in appreciation. ‘Amazing!’ he says. ‘What’s that?’ She looks up from her phone. ‘Amazing, these photos. Did you know … Continue reading

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Page 34

This assignment is in response to Brevity, Writing101. Page 34 You are walking along the street past a swing park. A piece of paper skids along the path, whips up and gets trapped against the fence in front of you. The … Continue reading

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Losing It (Part 1)

“You were a solitary child,” my mother said sadly, not so long ago. It was over dinner with my parents and my then-new girlfriend, who was visiting the family home on the island for the first time. I made a … Continue reading

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Let’s go out on the boat

The bright yellow oilskins make him look more rectangular than he really is. He climbs into them with his jeans and wellies on. The legs are enormously wide; the friction makes a zipping sound with every step. It’s a uniform … Continue reading

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