Writing Prompts: “The Smell of Music” & “Five Easy Pieces”

The first of these prompts, "The Smell of Music," is simple. Listen to a song you don't know from a genre you do not (or rarely) listen to, and then write a response to it--prose, poem, or otherwise. I listened to a French "pop" song that I found on YouTube. I chose to write my … Continue reading Writing Prompts: “The Smell of Music” & “Five Easy Pieces”

Flash Fiction: A Celebration at Holly Lake

I recently shared a small piece of writing- here -that I did in my creative writing course this summer. Here is the full, finished short story (although it's definitely more of a flash-fiction piece). A Celebration at Holly Lake Tic-tic-plume. Tic-tic-tic-plume. Skipping rocks dive underwater, upsetting thick layers of fleshy moss as they sink past. He fondles … Continue reading Flash Fiction: A Celebration at Holly Lake

Trying to Tell a Story Without Actually Telling the Story

I am in a creative writing course this summer in order to begin finishing out my degree, and one of the exercises we were given in class was to write about a situation using vivid, concrete language and sensory details without actually stating what the situation was about. We were given specific prompts within that general … Continue reading Trying to Tell a Story Without Actually Telling the Story