Sunday, May 1, 2016

Think of a Number

Octoberville

“He slept for a thousand years,” read Mrs. Thomson. “And when he woke up,” she continued, hoping to keep the class quiet. “He…”
That’s when Peter stood up.
“Why did he sleep that long?”
The kids looked at him.
“I don’t understand.”
The quiet class quickly turned into a mob of loud kids.
“Children, the story isn't over yet,” protested Mrs. Thomson. It was hopeless.
Twenty years went by and Mrs. Thomson received a letter.
“I think I understand why he slept for a thousand years. I wish I could do the same.
Signed,
Peter, in for a life sentence.”
100 Word Stories

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Reached!


And here it is, the moment to bask in the fact that I have reached the goal I had established for myself. 10.000 words in 30 days and a few more chapters done.

I'm now only a few chapters away from (finally) finishing The Unspoken Footnote.

The next step is to finish the novel and to start revising it during the upcoming CampNaNoWriMo in July.



The Camp at my writers' community in Milk Wood will be up and running till then and I'll continue to host the 500 Word Snatches to give everyone who'd like to join me a bit of a push, 30 minutes/500 words at a time!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I'm Sorry

NeverlandX


A whisper, barely a murmur, caught his attention that night.
He squinted, adjusting to the darkness of the alley. A few steps and he heard it again.
“Who’s there?”
No one replied.
The murmur became a lament, loud and mournful.
He followed the sound as he stepped into the shadows.
Suddenly, he saw the shiny blade coming from the right and instinctively turned around.
That grin, he recognized her.
“I’m sorry,” he yelled in despair, trying to save himself. “I’m sorry.”
But it was too late.
“I’m not,” she replied, grinning as she did back then while he raped her.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dumb Line

Collins Land

When staring at a line of people, it’s often difficult to spot who the dumb ones are.
Sometimes, they just look dumb. Other times, they hide it under a layer of apparent effectiveness. Phones are now especially useful for that; people look like they have extremely busy lives, doing extremely important things.
When the newest computer game came out, hacker John X watched the line of people standing at the entrance of the store, waiting impatiently for the doors to open, and he was sure of one thing. They were all dumb, no exceptions. Their eagerness would be their downfall.
(Prompt: Pick two - Dumb, Hacked, Cherry, Drunk, Cage, Line, Hammer, Wolves)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Debate

MOSP

The two sides presented their arguments in a very civilized manner. There were no interruptions. The audience clapped in unison after each speaker. The moderator smiled content with how everything was going. During the break, a man sitting at the back stood up and started yelling something about kiss, and everyone thought he meant the band. He was rapidly removed by security much to the perplexity of those sitting on the right side of the isle. Those on the left side snickered. At the end, viewers voted. The numbers were clear. The vampires won and it was a bloody mess.