So I was watching Ken Burns' documentary on the Civil War this evening. It's one of the greatest pieces of television I've ever seen, and I will routinely throw it on for background noise while I work. I wasn't paying any particular attention as the North mobilized to face the South at the battle of … Continue reading ‘Dear Sarah’ – Sullivan Ballou, a Civil War soldier
I saw this today on Reddit and it made me think of my uncles and cousins. Shout out to all the Marines, hell can't hold you! [WP] "Marines dont die, they just go to hell and regroup", they've regrouped and now they're ready to take over hell. We'd love to see what you came up … Continue reading Reddit Writing Prompt – 9/13
Check out this excerpt from "A Forest of Eyes" by Joel Funderburg "High on the wind, I heard it, some feral cry in the night, emanating from the forest of shadows behind me. I looked back, past the white eye of the lighthouse, and gazed deep into the tangled forest when I felt it like … Continue reading A Forest of Eyes – Joel Funderburg
You can't even write this stuff. #amwriting #hurricaneirma
As a former teacher, this one spoke to me: [WP] You start to investigate why only no. 2 pencils are allowed on tests. You stumble upon the answer, which is far more sinister than you previously thought. What are they hiding!?
Check out this preview of Eleanor Nicolás' debut novel, Traveler in the Dark It was a secret wanting, like a song I couldn’t stop humming, or loving someone I could never have. No matter where I went, my compass pointed west. I would always know what time it was in California. – White Oleander, Janet Fitch That August in … Continue reading Traveler in the Dark – Eleanor Nicolás
This came up while I was working on some writing, and what can I say. I wish you were here 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8295rOMvtQI A song about longing, a perfect recipe for a story. I especially love the line "the sky resembles a backlit canopy, with holes punched in it."