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Falling Dreams

Another 30-minute story fragment written for writing group. I believe the prompt involved falling from very high into a hole. I hope you enjoy it! Falling dreams. I’m weird, see–I like them. And so I liked this, in some demented way, underneath the chatter of horror at what had happened to the plane. I’d just […]

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The Bounds of Reason

Today I thought I’d share the results of a writing exercise I did with one of my writing groups. I forget the exact prompt, but it was something about having to disarm a bomb while tied up. In my group, we spend 30-40 minutes on these and share the results with each other. It’s interesting […]

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Duessa, Part 12 of 12

This is the twelfth and final installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory. The rest can be found here. Thank you for reading and happy New Year! This woman on the other side of the glass must be the one he had thought she was, the one whose body she had taken. Thinking of him, she thought, What […]

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Duessa, Part 11 of 12

This is the eleventh installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous ten here. After shedding a few tears, she set herself moving toward the brighter lights  Now she found two people in the mirrors, alternating. […]

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Duessa, Part 10 of 12

This is the tenth installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous nine here. It was a different bed, her twin-size from high school. The ratty comforter she’d sewn herself from the most beautiful cloth she’d […]

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Duessa, Part 9 of 12

This is the ninth installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous eight here. The next instant she opened her eyes, she was on the floor of the mirror room.  Dizzy, leg changing color– eyes […]

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Duessa, Part 8 of 12

This is the eighth installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous seven here. Now all that remained was to dress.  Alas, that was no mean feat. First she bathed herself in a potion brewed […]

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Duessa, Part 7 of 12

This is the seventh installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous six here. Lacking a solution to either the problem of the candles or the problem of the lizard (she could feel that its […]

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Duessa, Part 6 of 12

This is the sixth installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous five here. She found herself again on the floor and stood. She felt stronger through the next few crossings, though the candles grew dim, […]

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Duessa, Part 5 of 12

This is the fifth installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous four here. Her next detour took place as she was tired and chilled. She stumbled, and, half-willingly, glanced to the side (the candlelight […]