All good things…

Endings to be useful must be inconclusive.

~Samuel R. Delany

I used to get angry at books that ended at the start of more hijinks. I get emotionally invested in books and when I know that there won’t be anymore I feel cheated. It’s not unlike the feeling of disappointment I used to get from doing long division and discovering a remainder. Why can’t 10 just be divided by three nicely so I’m not left with the .3 repeated? I’ve since learned that that’s just how numbers work. Oh right this is a writing blog. That’s just how books work… or ought to. Sometimes books just end in the worst possible way.

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Happy Birthday Freak

My response from yesterday’s writing prompt Oh The Humanity. Did you write anything or did this shake any stories out of you? Let me know in the comments! 

“We need to talk to you.”

The phrase, we need to talk to you should be expelled from the English language. It’s a phrase that should be said as often as “That hot fudge sundae was dreadful” and “I love being stuck in traffic.” Continue reading

Today’s prompt is courtesy of Writer’s Digest:

It’s your 18th birthday and, upon it, you parents deliver some pretty shocking news: You’re not really human. They admit that they’ve been covering up the fact that you are actually a (fill in the blank). After hearing the news you still decide to go to school, but this school day is different than all your school days past, especially when it’s revealed to others what you truly are. Write this scene

I’m kind of in love with this one and will absolutely post a response to it…