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People Writing

Me and Emily: Getting to know you

Today I packed my trunks with borrowed books and made my way through the gray and thoughtful day to fulfill my duty returning my overdue books to the library. The library is my main charity because I am almost always late returning books and consequently pay nice fat fines. We have a very good deal […]

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Writing

Actually, it’s awfully well written

I am wary of how to be a better writer guides, but the Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See by Holt Uncensored is excellent. The sections covered are: repeats (crutch words), flat writing, empty adverds (avoid fat writing), phony dialog, no-good suffixes, the ‘to be’ words, lists (uh, well, ignore this one), show don’t tell, awkward […]

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Fiction

Mockingbird’s Wish

The news spread first as a whisper and then as a shout: First Mother was granting to each creature one wish. One wish, only, but whatever was asked, would be granted. Mockingbird heard the news from Hawk who head the news from Sparrow who heard the news from Robin and the forest was atwitter with […]

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Writing

If the sunset could speak

If the sunset could speak I’m sure it would say: ‘Here i am, the end result of a day’s effort. I am the sum of all the light that goes before, gathered together by me with occasional rays breaking forth as I stuff it, screaming and clamoring, into the box named night. I am the […]

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Fiction

A Child’s Tale

he purple dot lived in a land of yellow dots. Though rich of hue, it was mocked by the other dots, which caused the purple dot great sadness. The purple dot tried to change. It sat outside in the sun for days on end, hoping to bleach itself; however, all that happened was a bad […]