Writing: What I Learned in a Month of Blogging

Writing every day and maintaining a blog is more difficult than I thought.  I started the blog just over a month ago and took a brief break during the Christmas/ New Years season.  It’s kind of interesting to see how much I’ve learned since I started. Using WordPress and Maintaining a Website In some ways…

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Exams can be Hell

Hell must have a section where you are perpetually in school and it is always either exam time or you are stuck in a class where nothing makes sense.  Recurring school nightmares also come from this theme.  I wrote the first story during finals week and the second was inspired by an awful introductory physics…

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Horror Writing Interview

A horror writer is something I’ve always wanted to be so I imagined the story as someone similar to myself.  I found the following prompt on Writer’s Digest.com: The office building seemed normal enough. You shrug off the feeling of dread as you enter the doors. There’s no receptionist. Simply two doors. One is green, the…

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Quotes from Books I Enjoy

A handful of selected quotes from my favorite authors.  These quotes are all taken from the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and The Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

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Presents from Santa Claus

This short story is about a boy who no longer believes in Santa Claus but wants to make Christmas special for his little brother. Presents from Santa Claus Josh stood in line, holding his little brother, Brandon’s hand.  He felt like he had been in line for an hour, listening to Christmas songs and looking…

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The magic of Santa Claus

I don’t remember when I started to figure out Santa wasn’t as real as you and me. I do remember being surprised when my third grade teacher asking if we were all old enough to understand Santa wasn’t real. Did she really say that out loud? Yes I was old enough to know better but…

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Kayla’s Story

I feel like I wrote this story a lifetime ago, but it’s where I got the name for this blog, so I felt I should include it on here somewhere.  I was a freshman in high school and my interests and view of the world and what defines a culture were very different than they…

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That Summer Long Ago

Rebecca sat in her small rented room, looking around.  She had to pack and move again.  This time it was because the landlord was selling the house.  She sighed and started putting boxes together, opening a music app on her phone.  At least she’d had time to find a new place.  She even had a…

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The Awakening

The vampire opened her ayes after a one‑hundred‑year slumber.  She opened the saprophagous and slid outside.  Her room in the secret passage underground looked exactly as it did  when she went to sleep, with all her treasures surrounding her.  She was a ten thousand year old vampire and was once worshiped as the goddess Bast….

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The Piano

Lisa had just bought a used piano, something she always wanted to do.  She was tired of using keyboards, which just weren’t the same.  Eager to finally play her own piano, Lisa sat down and began to play a few scales.  Then she played old classics she learned for recitals and auditions long ago.  Mozart,…

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