Tag: Writing

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Chapter 5: Assignments

Prompt(s) Used: “Literally everything about this is illegal.”   When I exited my room that morning, I was greeted by Snow with a tall stack of pancakes. “Good morning, Rain!” he walked over and pulled me to the dining room table. “Ah, morning, Snow.” He placed a large plate in front of me and started piling …

Essays, Portfolio

Imagining History through Fiction – The Interpretation of Murder

SPOILER WARNING: I don’t feel like the following contains any major spoilers, but proceed at your own risk anyway. Source: The Atlantic There were a few major things that happened in 1909 New York. 1909 was the year when there was the 300th year anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River, the completion of flight …

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Chapter 4: Anticipation

Prompt(s) Used: “It’s okay, you don’t have to love me.”   “Nayeli, what are you doing up there?” The voice came from below, but it sounded like its owner was so far away. I couldn’t say that I recognised the voice. I tightened my grasp on a seemingly sturdy branch and looked down to see …

Poetry

Ode to the Undiagnosed

Content Warning: This poem contains depictions of mental illness, self harm and body-focused repetitive behaviour. If you are sensitive to such content, please refrain from reading this. Otherwise, please proceed with caution.    —   I don’t know why you don’t know. Maybe it’s because you do know That even if you had known You …

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Chapter 3: Composure

Prompt(s) Used: “You’re not as evil as people think you are.” “No, I’m much worse.”   “Ju-” “Rain, run.” I wanted to run. There shouldn’t have been anything holding me back from doing just that. I despised him. I hated how there was nothing in the world could make him lose his composure. I hated how …

Essays, Portfolio

Imagining History through Fiction – The Book Thief

SPOILER WARNING: Unlike my essay on The Help that mainly talked about the themes of the movie, this essay DOES contain spoilers for The Book Thief. If you haven’t read the book and/or watched the movie, I highly recommend that you do so prior to reading this essay. A common angle used in fiction set …

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Chapter 2: Brother

Prompt(s) Used: Write a scene at a funeral from the viewpoint of the dead person   “What’s happening? Why isn’t he waking up?” Sarah? I opened my eyes and saw my baby sister, shrouded in a thick fog. Baby… She was already eighteen. Why the tears, baby? Did someone hurt you? Did something happen to …

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Chapter 1: Pussycat

Prompt(s) Used: “Use the first line of a nursery rhyme as the first line of a dark narrative”   “Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?” “Shut up.” He cackled at that. Typical. “How was the weather in London, Kitty? Did the Queen send me her regards?” “My assignment was in Edinburgh.” “My dearest Rain, do …

Fiction

Where Dreams Are Realised – Chapter 3

DISCLAIMER: This is an indefinitely unfinished story. There will only be three chapters posted. Read at your own risk.   Yuka and Lee glanced at each other, eyes widened, breaths held. The sound of their daughter screaming sliced through the concrete walls and the ambient noise of the night. They knew that they were going …