A Complete Stranger

His eyes open. But that is all as he continues to lay still. Peaceful, knowing he has eternity to bask in this perfect nothing. Yet something is wrong, it twitches at the back of his brain, nagging him to remember. He chides it back with, nothing is wrong. All feels right, and the air aroundContinue reading “A Complete Stranger”


Hero’s Journey Part 2: Supernatural Aid

Our hero might be reluctant, but he is committed to his quest and soon after starting out will encounter, as Joseph Campbell pictured it, a wizened man or women, but I argue it could be anyone or anything. Willow had the brownies. Bilbo met, strangely enough, Golem. This meeting will present the hero with oneContinue reading “Hero’s Journey Part 2: Supernatural Aid”

Dec 8thWriting Prompt: Unsafe Place

Let’s write a scene that describes a character interacting with an unsafe place in a city, like a harbor or port. “Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” –Ben Kenobi Think horrible places inhabited by sailors and criminals, shady merchants, run down taverns,Continue reading “Dec 8thWriting Prompt: Unsafe Place”

1 Dec Writing Challenge: Hamartia

Aristotle called it Hamartia, meaning to miss the mark or too err. It’s the part of a story when a central character’s tragic flaw that distracts from an initial intention and drives the plot toward a different end. Your mission is to write a scene in which a character’s tragic flaw exerts itself on theContinue reading “1 Dec Writing Challenge: Hamartia”