Month: June 2014

“The Spoon”

By Colt Bayless

Ting. Clang. Ting.

“Sharpy! Wedge! Pincer!” yelled Albert.

It was Monday morning and the Hazel family had just left the house. A spoon alone and unused in its slot nudged and smacked the silverware drawer’s dividers.

“What is it, Albert?” Sharpy replied.

“I was wondering,” said the spoon, (more…)

About Colt Bayless

Colt Bayless is an artist and an aspiring writer. One of our younger contributors, his treatment of topics is often whimsical, putting aspects of everyday life in a new and fanciful light. His artwork focuses on fantasy subjects, and he has a particular affinity for using bold colors to bring dragons to life on the page. Colt hopes to one day write screenplays for movies. (more…)

Weekly Writing Prompt: A Show of Fear

Have you ever been told to “Show, don’t tell” in your writing? It is a piece of advice that hangs around everywhere that writers can be found. In fact, it seems to have become an unquestioned rule. But why is it important? Does it actually mean anything? The answer, it turns out, is in your imagination.

Your mission in this week’s prompt is to give your readers a scare with a good show of fear! Remember, there is a balance to be struck. Let’s see if you can walk this terrifying tight-rope and describe strategically.

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Weekly Writing Prompt: Doing the Incompossible

This week’s Weird Words writing prompt is a special challenge! Not only are we asking the impossible, we are expecting the incompossible. What is so incompossible about this prompt? What does incompossible even mean?

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