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Alchemy of Story

Transforming Sight, Sound and Thought into Compelling Characters

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The Screaming Boy

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt, Silence.

I watched my teacher save someone in third grade. I did not know it then but I know now. I watched this with eyes that were just beginning to see invisible things like compassion and grace. My third-grader eyes saw friends, Barbies, pizza, roller skates with sparkly purple wheels, Beverly Cleary books and my fuzzy brown and white dog, Candy, licking the window when she saw me walking up the drive. Continue reading “The Screaming Boy”

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Sun and Moon

This is a response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt, Obvious.

Long before you and I were born and long after we are gone, the sun and moon exchange day and night in a loving ritual of enduring friendship. Continue reading “Sun and Moon”

Three Feet

This is a response to The Daily Post’s prompt, Reach.

It’s hot in here. Where is here, exactly? Temporary or permanent? No answer. We’ll see. Will we?

“Get out of your head,” he says. “Stay present with me. It’s important.”

Oh. Yes. You know what’s important, right? You don’t know importance past your paycheck. Continue reading “Three Feet”

Writing the Underdog: Effort Matters Most

When creating an underdog character for your story, do you consider outcomes besides writing them to win? I sat down with my own question and realized I experiment with the time it takes for victory, but they do win, eventually. Isn’t that the heart of the underdog story line? Hhmm..

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