Stories

Short Story: Riches of the Kingdom

Once, a long time ago, a fair king with a vast kingdom had three sons. The king tried to rule fairly and justly, and tried to be a good father and a husband. As it happens, the king grew older. His wife, the queen, saw how much it pained him to try and choose which… Continue reading Short Story: Riches of the Kingdom

editing, writing

Updated: Writing Commitments

When I first wrote about writing commitments, I brought up the point that writing every day is not something that works a hundred percent of the time. As I start and try to get myself back into posting more consistently, I find that still holds true for the most part. Numerous reasons work against writing… Continue reading Updated: Writing Commitments

Exercises

Point of View Exercises

Point of View is one of those tools that every writer has. It’s also one that can be a little tricky to master.  Speaking to the definition only, point of view is the view from which the story is told. That is, it is the narrator’s view of the story and what’s happening. Typically, there’s… Continue reading Point of View Exercises

Exercises, Prompts

Long Prompt No. 40

You live in a world where words appear on your skin right before important meetings in your life. One before you meet your soulmate, one before you meet your enemy and one for when you meet the most influential person on your life. Yours have just appeared and they all say the same thing.

Stories, writing

Short Story: Choices

For the third or fourth time in the last half hour, Illumae reached out to tug on Rizia’s sleeve. Rizia only turned her head slightly to look at the motions Illumae used to ask a question. ‘What if none of them like me?’ Rizia smiled. “At least one of them will like you well enough… Continue reading Short Story: Choices