The First Ghost Story
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's Feature #14! Halloween may be weeks away yet, but that doesn't mean we can't start the celebration early, especially when we have 17 new pieces
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If your thirst for prose isn't quenched by all that, we present you with our work-in-progress: the 2008 Prose Daily Deviations
listing. In this journal entry we have compiled all the prose DDs from the past year, and won't stop until the year is through!
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Shades of Glory
: In this four-part piece, follow one man's ascension from nameless prisoner to shadow warrior.
5,000 - 3,001 words
by 7eve7Science Fiction
: This tells the tale of a strong-willed woman in a world where determination is a requirement for survival. The Green Dragon: Chapter 11
by BlueShadowMChildren's Fiction
: It's impressive enough that the author of Green Dragon
translated this chapter to share with English-speakers. When you read this snippet of epic fantasy, you'll find yourself wishing she would translate the rest!
3,000 - 1,501 words
by xonlyindreamsxNonfiction Biographies
: Without ever saying the word, this story tackles the difficult subject of eating disorders through the heartwarming true story of the author's own experience. How to Understand Nothing
by XavierMontaguePhilosophical Nonfiction
: A thought provoking piece that tackles the subject of murder from every philosophical standpoint imagineable. Day in the Life lefrenchninjaFictional Perspectives
: Many of us can relate to the everyday droll of this author's words. One too many days have began, happened, and ended in this manner.
1,500 - 1,001 words
Creepy Bus Guy
by YukinokoTheatre & Scripts
: Sometimes a stranger knows us better than we would like. This story is about a meeting with a guy on a bus who may or may not be creepy. Cheating
: Meet Japheth Williams: he has cheated death, and so much more--only he doesn't see it that way.
1,000 - 501 words
Chicken banana theory
by Durkee341Humorous Fiction
: This insane stab at philosophy attempts to explain the how we perceive ourselves and others. It may leave you unsure whether you be man, chicken or banana. Living with A.D.D.
gives us a brief but poignant account of life with Attention Deficit Disorder. Kiss of An Angel
by MithgarielGeneral Romantic Fiction
: Written with imagination, tenderness, and with an interesting plot to keep the readers guessing all the way toward the end.
500 - 301 words
300 words or less
by q365Expressing yourself is never easy: for some, it's a downright painful task. The narrator of gstepl struggles with his love for two high school peers; as he does, his writings grow more frantic and more diverse, ranging from snippets of writing all in gray to lengthy stories featuring an absurd mafia to tales of Jewish folklore to Spanish conjugations.
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(464 words)General Fiction
: Is the world about to end or begin? Phantasmical Mirror
: This short piece brings words, quite literally, to life. Frosted Field of Memories
(2,594 words)Life Stories
: A son prepares to bury his father by gathering together memories.VioletsLament's Photography
Looking Back: Prose DDs
Couldn't catch all the prose Daily Deviations that were featured the past two months? (Well, we couldn't either.
) Here's a recap pulled straight from our 2008 Prose Daily Deviations
(This entry has less than 1,100 words.)