Tag Archive: Creative Writing

Apr 22

Alternate Lives

What am I doing in my alternate lives? I’m a ballet dancer. I have the naturally thin build and the determination to perfect. I love classical music, although I know ballet doesn’t always have to be classic. I like the idea of having a strong body and moving beautifully. I’m a gymnast. When I was …

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Feb 26

Five Years to Live

I lie in the bathtub, running warm water over my naked body. I try to calm my breathing, imagining myself sinking into the warmth and simply drifting away. I clutch a razor blade in my hand. It has been sitting in the medicine cabinet, lying flat against the shelf, unnoticed by anyone but me, for …

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Oct 10

Reap What You Sow

Brenda checked her watch for the seventeenth time since they arrived at the pumpkin patch. “Good grief, this kid is taking forever,” she said into the mouthpiece of her cell phone. She watched Dallin pick up a perfectly good pumpkin, wrinkle his nose, and put it back down again as Cami offered her condolences on …

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Sep 08

Loved Moment Talked Some to Eyes!

Hand and Nib Pen Stock 2 by austringer on deviantART   Try this writing exercise with me, from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Take one of your most boring pieces of writing. Choose three or four consecutive sentences and write them at the top of the page. “You would think they would hesitate …

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