007 - The Door That Can'tFor as long as she lived, Linna was followed by a door. Not just any door this door was antique Victorian, about ten feet tall and made of beautiful oak. Its frame was elaborately carved with curls and curves and those little flower shapes that had a French name. The knob was bronze, and as beautiful as if it had been cast yesterday, with equally beautiful designs set into the shining metal. It had no keyhole. It was a very welcoming door, after all, so why should it be locked?007 - The Door That Can't8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
This door followed Linna loyally, ghosting her steps, always hovering politely behind her. It never came closer than three feet unless she wanted it to, and never butted in front of her in line or got in the way of her view at the movie theaters. But whenever she peeked over her shoulder, there it was, that beautiful oak door with the French flowers on the frame. She tried to tell her mom about the door when she was a kid, but she was just laughed at and patted on the head. It was the oh-youre-so-cu
Annie x Fem!readerAnnie x Fem!reader6 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
| Yuri!~ it's been a long time since I wanted to write Yuri and I am in love with Annie~
modern AU by the way~|
"c-can i ask you something?"
"hm yea go ahead" the blonde female said boredom in her voice as well as a hint of curiosity. She shifted her eyes from the sky to look at shorter (h/c) haired female.
The short female looked down her eyes shifting to the ground as she sat up and hid her face with her (h/c) hair.
The blonde female looked at her worriedly getting up quickly she grabbed her girlfriend in a tight hug.
Holding on tightly into the other female her eyes tearing up as she gave out small whimpers sniffling the (h/c) haired female broke the hug and grabbed the others hand "A-Annie i have something important to tell you.."
The blonde haired female nodded slowly her mind running with the worst thought Did she not like her anymore? Did she not want to see her ever again? Did she fuck up again?
TS719"Here are your contact lenses."TS7193 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The man behind the counter, whose nametag says TS719, slides a small box the size of his palm to the woman, who introduced herself as JA466. There is a third person in the shop, another man, who hasn't said his name but flashed an identification bracelet that read HN021.
"I thought they don't do retinal identification," JA objects nervously, reaching eagerly for the small box.
"They don't," TS agrees, grabbing the box out of JA's hands. He opens it and pulls out two round containers. Taking one in his hand, he unscrews the lid and passes it to JA to look inside. "They're more cosmetic than anything. Just another level of the disguise. They're colorless but they have flecks of silver imbedded in them. They won't interfere with your vision, but if a Sigma looks at you, they'll see metal."
JA nods appreciatively as TS puts the cap back on and places it back in the box.
They Say I'm GuiltyOf the nearly eighty female prisoners that had answered my request, I had narrowed my choices down to two of them. The first was a voluptuous, porcelain-skinned brunette that would make my brother drool in seconds. The second was a golden-haired, frail little piece of work, and normally I would have dismissed her during the first round of eliminations, but something kept her there. Maybe it was the way she stared at me with her venomous green eyes, but I couldn't be sure. In any case, I had my two choices set before me, each isolated in separate cells on opposite ends of the jail so that I might observe them more personally.They Say I'm Guilty3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I turned to the prison guard. "What can you tell me about this one?" I was starting with the brunette.
"Number 67," he practically spat. "Don't believe a word she tells you. She's as good a liar as they come."
I wondered at what sort of lies she had told the guard because clearl
IntensityCoffee: two creams, one sugar, one Sweet 'n' low. Pancakes: short stack. Side of bacon. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 9am.Intensity3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The order never changed, though sometimes he would ask for extra syrup, but it was only on the mornings when he came in with unkempt hair and stubble on his high-boned, ruddy cheeks. Those were the rough mornings, the mornings when caloric intake was not on his mind. They weren't often: he was usually very meticulous. Only the occasional day would arise when you could tell the morning had not gone as it should have. My heart ached for him on these days.
He only ever came on Tuesday and Thursday: he didn't have to be in the office (he worked for a mortgage company) until 10am on those days, instead of the usual 9 o'clock. He took the extra hour to have a proper breakfast, even if there were days when he clearly could have spent more time on his morning hygiene practices rather than rushing to a diner. The vainer part of myself thought that he always showed up for me,
6 Tips for Writing and Storytelling from Stan Lee6 Tips for Writing and Storytelling from Stan Lee6 Tips for Writing and Storytelling from Stan Lee6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Recently, Stan Lee made a Youtube video in order to help along writers and storytellers of all types. And there is something wonderfully simple about how Stan Lee perceives writing. The following are the 6 tips that I picked up from listening to his lecture.
Tip 1: Accept commissions as boundaries meant to challenge your creativity.
Chances are that your writing dream will not take off with your book or comic becoming an instant hit. You will have to work for companies, accept commissions, and bide your time until you publish your masterpiece. When you do accept commissions and have to work in the box, view those limitations as creative blocks. Obstacle that exist so that you have to stretch your abilities in order to make your commission as wonderful as what you would make your private works. This is a common technique, in fact, for poetry and other forms of writing—as the brain will be stretched in this action and come up with i
7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist4 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 3 “The Protagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So I've talked about a couple types of protagonists, and how to create them: Heroes and Antiheroes. As well as what types of Character to Use or to Avoid. But not every Protagonist will be a hero or antihero. Today, I'm
6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist4 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 4 “The Antagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So you now have your Protagonist up and ready to go. The next step is to create a great Antagonist that will help provide a dynamic story. I've talked about specific types of antagonists—Villains and Mons
3 Reasons To Use World Creation Sheets + Links3 Reasons To Use World Creation Sheets Before Writing Your Novel3 Reasons To Use World Creation Sheets + Links6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
PLUS: links to the best world creation sheets
So I was never really interested in creating a perfect universe—and neither will or should many writers. However, in my time editing my first work, I found that there were many contradictions and things that simply could not work when I had friends test-read my material. For that reason, I had to re-create and define my universe from scratch, and then force my story to conform to these standards, or create reasonable explanations for why they did not. The results were incredible, and raised the level of my writing significantly—driving me to show you the benefits of using a world creation sheet.
Reason 1: A World Creation Sheet will reveal the cosmic order that governs your universe.
When I addressed the questions of a World Creation Sheet, the natural consequences of actions (the results of the ideas of a sort of karmic force or cosmic justice or complete cosmic a
Writing Tips: Avoiding Bad WorldbuildingOne of the first mistakes that a writer of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, or supernatural horror) makes is front-loading every little bit of information of their world that they painstakingly made. One of the last mistakes that a writer of speculative fiction makes is giving stupid details of their world, unknowingly retconing things, and explaining things that don't need explaining because this usually ends their career or irreparably damages a franchise. Today's lesson is about "bad worldbuilding" because the hardest part of actually creating a fictional world is giving too much detail.Writing Tips: Avoiding Bad Worldbuilding6 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This one is going to be different for different types of media. For example, most television shows have a build-as-you-go kind of feel (think Fairly Odd Parents), while a series of novels is usually planned out from the beginning. As an aside, if you're planning out an entire series of novels, make sure that at least the very first one can stand completely on its own to the point where
6 Ways to Add Mystery to your Story6 Ways to Add Genuine Mystery to your Story – With Reference Material for the Rules of Mystery6 Ways to Add Mystery to your Story5 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
One of the most common and most annoying things that I come across, when editing manuscripts, is when there is a vague mention of the protagonist's back-story or mission. I ask the writer why they don't clarify, and they tell me that they wanted to leave a mystery for the audience. This is not mystery, that is leaving the audience in the dark. Today, I want to talk about the difference between this cheap ploy, and creating genuine mystery in your story. But before we begin, let me share the first rule of creating mystery:
The first rule of mystery is that your audience should be able to see everything and have access to ALL of the same information as your POV (point-of-view) character. (AKA the Scooby-Doo Principal)
Method 1: Show mystery by revealing everything, not by concealing it.
The first way that mystery is created is by allowing the POV character to see something that does not f
Blank Character Sheet (Moving to TheChugsBoson!)Blank Character Sheet (Moving to TheChugsBoson!)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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inconsequenchestfluttered wakeinconsequenchest1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the noontide,
in dry spells
and settle me
be primed like this
all of my
mass-dens distancesi.mass-dens distances5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
there were hints of you
and my facets
dwarfed by illusion
and perfect writhe
like so few before
and less after
i did not
expect to be
in a manner
style doled out
to avid degree
and a magic that weaves
through lost glade
and dark sea
and i've bared
three spins away
and one more
clusters, and clocking
the beauty of
And so the story goesAnd so the story goesAnd so the story goes5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And so it goes,
As everyone knows,
At least those who have picked up a pen,
That " Once upon a time" has changed,
That the status quo has rearranged,
And that the end is permanently the end,
No longer can I look back at the pages and feel or see myself there,
It is now possible for a writer to alienate themself from the characters who said they care,
But when did I put down my words and suddenly find myself speaking?
Was it when I was cut by your papery skin and found it was ink I was leaking?
Since when did I stop being stranger than fiction?
And found myself being a written contradiction?
The writer who has become the written,
The teenage girl who has become smitten,
With circumstances that will only serve to complicate,
How can I begin to even dictate?
I hate this character with a burning distaste,
If I were to create her I'd kill her without haste,
But unfortunately this is not my role,
And now pegged on paper is my despicable soul,
I am naked for all the worl
A Rabbit HoleI was late and to cap it off, I had a run in my stocking all the way up the front of my right leg. I made a pit stop knowing that I wouldn’t make it to my cousins’ wedding on time whether I stopped or not and no matter what I tried next, I would have to sneak into a seat in the back of the outdoor ceremony before my mother noticed my absence. It would be easy to sneak in since it was outside, though the lack of a building would make discretion a hard task. Fate wasn’t doing me any favors, probably because my desire to attend the wedding at all had been dangerously low from the start. The cousins—April and June (no joke)—had decided that they needed a joint wedding and so they were having one: a lavish, unnecessarily large, ridiculous affair as they married two of the biggest assholes I had ever met. April made out slightly better than her sister since her asshole was at least a rich asshole; June’s had nothing goiA Rabbit Hole11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
To HenryDearest Henry,To Henry3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I wanted to tell you of last night.
It was as if each layer of clothing had just melted off my body. The piles of ruffles and silk gathered quickly at my feet until I was standing there before the lake, naked as the day I was cut from my mother's stomach. I'd never known the sensation of a cool night breeze as it sweeps over my body, unless you count the winds that jostled the curtains of my open window during the summer. It was like being caressed by a dear lover, or I imagine that's how it must be. Luxurious. It was how I imagined it must feel to be touched by you.
Do you know that after you placed the first kiss on my lips not hours before, I would have done anything that you'd asked of me? If you had said, "Rosie, let's run away tonight," I would have packed up my things and fled at the earliest possible moment. You didn't ask such a reckless thing of me: you only asked that I mee
The Soul Mate Initiative, part 2***The Soul Mate Initiative, part 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nine o'clock hits and I return to my room practically in tears. I have spent the entire day walking avenues of bookstores, record exchanges, and coffee shops, going to all the versions of haunts Jack and I frequent at home, and I didn't see him once. Now I'm going to a party that he might not even be at either. It's true that Elliot will probably make him go, but he'll spend the whole night hiding on the ship. I'm tired and upset and the last thing I want to do is go to the party and fail again. My three days are almost halfway up, and Jack doesn't even know my name yet. It's starting to feel like fate that I can't make any progress beyond a hello or a scattered word. This whole thing is supposed to test to see if we really are soul mates. Jack was able to pass; what if I can't? Something is trying to tell me that if given the opportunity to fall in love again, we wouldn't.
macrocosmici.macrocosmic8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
i have a theory
that the size
of the universe
is measured in
so small that it
became big again
thus we are all
and each other
and our expanses
when we touch
and the universe
every nebula or
a star was re-
that wasn't nothing
or a nothing
lately the hole
in my chest
so i will observe
and wait for
a bleak space imploding
stark ribs contracting
is this a refraction
of some light unsourced
or bouts of redacting
doubts interacting with stellar patterns
unquell our orbital shackling. we're asking
seas to stay churning while ashes keep spurning
our totems over
in certain collapse
i'm a supernova
6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Rising Action6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Rising Action6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Rising Action3 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 4 “The Rising Action”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Welcome to Act II of your story, where we are going to start by discussing Rising Action. Rising Action is a series of events or chapters that occur after your protagonist realizes how they are going to resolve their problem in the First Turning Point. For me, this is often the most fun, lighthearted, and enjoyable part of any novel I write—and I will provide so
9 Traits that Readers Want in Your Story's Hero9 Traits that Readers Want in Your Story's Hero9 Traits that Readers Want in Your Story's Hero5 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Today, I will conclude the trio of character types that I started with Villains and Antiheroes, by discussing what readers want from your story's Hero. Please note that I am speaking specifically about a heroic protagonist, not just any protagonist for any sort of story. Also remember that it could be the case that a story is about the protagonist BECOMING the hero. In this case, the story should be about learning or gaining these traits as they make mistakes, try to grow, and move towards their goal.
Trait 1: Ideals that set them apart from the world. (Dumbledore)
The first thing that should set your hero apart from the world, is not any sort of power or ability, it is an ideal. Any realistic world contains many good people within it. This means that anyone who surpasses that level of good, must have a worldview that challenges the level of goodness already present.
Trait 2: A drive to push them to change the world. (Kick-ass)