Fear of the Unknown

I'm going to stray from my usual posts for this daily prompt. A lot of us have the fear of the unknown. Whether it's ghosts or the future, there's something unnerving about having clarity. In regards to ghosts, I'm in a rather odd position. I don't necessarily believe in ghosts, but I'm still terrified of …

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Breaking Bad Writing Habits

In the process of writing my first novel, I've really noticed my bad writing habits. These aren't habits that come out of nowhere. As a college graduate (and an up- coming graduate student), I have written a lot; papers, essays, scripts and even poems. A lot of these habits started at a very young age. …

Reality< Imagination

The imagination is a wonderful thing. Anything I want, I can have. Reality isn’t a hindrance. I squeeze my body into the closet. The enclosed space opens up into a new world. The castles that I’ve doodled are standing tall. My clothes are filled with kind residents. They smile and point to the hallway. I …

Cliché Characters

I've mad a post about character motivations before. I've really thought about what it is that hinders a character's motivations to shine through. The issue is really a surface- level one. It's cliché characters. When a character is cliché, it's rather hard for them to carry the story through. Yes, it's the plot that really …

Dreary

Everything is quiet and bleak. It’s all gray skies, and nothing unique. The town is filled with boring faces, Many different people, but very few races. Ah, yes, such a boring little town, And yet, I feel no reason to leave this place. My store, ever so quiet, the church so empty. And yet, I …

The I Land

It is the Island that I thought that I would only see in death. I have never forgotten it, the place of my best dreams. I have nothing that I fear, no responsibilities resting on my shoulders. The heavy weight of all of the things that I must finish before I am old, This land …