@this-is-not-an-alien , Thanks!
Its the little things in life, you know? Thunderclaps, lightning strikes, a cute little brother in your lap, a quirky kid’s show on the TV. Little things.
It really puts life in perspective.
Especially when you realize you don’t have a little brother and you don’t know what day it is and this is not your house and that is not a thunderstorm.
If I can’t write Warning and Message clearly enough for you to understand it, I am not a writer.
I am willing to explain why I selected this character.
I read a pin on a city that was alive. It wasn’t really a short story – more like a grandfather’s story. You know, the one where he explains how everything used to b…[Read more]
The Warning and Message shuddered.
The Point – as they had dubbed the hopeful cure – flashed brilliantly again.
They remembered red. When it hadn’t been connected to magic. When they could see all the colors of the rainbow.
Shades of green. That had been their world for hundreds of years.
And now. Red. Two flashes of red. Brilli…[Read more]
Yep! Can’t wait to see him! (Well, read about him. 😉 )
Of course you can join! 🙂 We would love to have you.
The rules are at the top, but in brief you can only plop one character into this castle. All characters are welcome, but we intend to lean more towards villains – or at least antagonists – in this castle. Ultimately, only ten people with a single character each are allowed, so t…[Read more]
Ray Bradbury said “Write a new short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.” So technically this challenge starts with him. I think. Feel free to write a short story about that!
Anyway, THIS challenge is that only 52 short stories are completed, with a preference for the horror genre. BUT any genre is a…[Read more]
Hello dearest little sister of mine. Do you trust me?
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The Warning and Message moaned. Joints creaked as they raised ponderously into the air.
The land around them was abandoned. Useless. No cure here.
They rolled thousands of electric-blue eyes, peering, hoping…
Dare they sa…[Read more]
I think the second blurb is AMAZING! (Jealous.) I did, however, see a few structural snags.
Each question / list is better as it’s own paragraph. Example:
“Have you ever run in terror from your perfect past?
“Do you dare to kill the Immortal or bring back the dead?
“Are your dreams filled with damnation?
“Or has the offer of a free wish br…
This place is a message… and part of a system of messages… pay attention to it!
Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.
This place is not a place of honor… no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here… nothing valued is here.
What is here was dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is…[Read more]
Pelicans shove their spines out of their mouths to cool down when they’re overheating.