i got stung by a bee today & cursed in front of my grandpa. my finger swelled up to twice its normal size & i think my heart did too. i tossed the bee to the ground & stomped on it. i saw it twitching at its end. my heart broke.
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A lot of character descriptions in short stories and novels will include basic things like a character's height, eye color, hair color, and age. And even though these can tell readers more about the character, people are more complex than what they look like. Here are a few ideas for including more interesting character descriptions. … Continue reading Writing Character Descriptions That Aren’t Boring
i. you tucked your feet underneath yourself when you left. i never thought you'd be one to succumb, but faces warp over time. so instead i tried to starve your pain by avoiding it in my letters. (were they coherent? i have a habit of delving into frenzies of wild ramblings of nothingness when i'm … Continue reading a lament (of the self): Original Content
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Stephen King is regarded as one of the best (possibly the best) horror writers of the current time. He's written over 60 novels and 200 short stories, spanning over multiple genres—horror, mystery, fantasy, crime, science fiction, non-fiction, etc. If you're a horror or mystery writer, here are 5 Stephen King books/short stories that you should read.