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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 5)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2011 It is late December, and I am at the Nutcracker with one of my best friends when I receive a call from the doctor. They have not begun yet, so I answer.… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 5)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 4)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2011 American Thanksgiving weekend. I visit my boyfriend in New York. Nothing of note happens. I apply to a handful of universities in NYC for graduate school, and end up getting into… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 4)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 3)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2009 I’ve just returned from my time away in England, and have been invited to go down to New York by a friend I made there. I’d had a bit of a… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 3)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 2)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2007 I am seventeen years old, applying for colleges. I have paid my application fee, and have chosen three schools: U of T, Queen’s, and York. I still have a fourth to… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 2)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 1)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2004 At fourteen years old, I have begun to develop an eating disorder. Because I am so busy, no one really notices when I start to shrink. They assume it’s due to… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 1)

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NaNoWriMo2014 Post the First: What’s to Come

So all my writing these past couple weeks – including, incidentally, finishing all my grad school stuff – has been a warm-up for NaNoWriMo. This is an exciting one since last year I was working and in school full time, so I wasn’t really looking to win. This year, though – this year, I’m working on… Continue reading NaNoWriMo2014 Post the First: What’s to Come

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On Fanfiction

There are lots of different opinions on fanfiction. Some people hate it – they believe it’s an insult to the original author and should be considered plagiarism. Others – like those who publish it – believe that, so long as the names are changed, fanfiction is free game. I like to think that I’m somewhere… Continue reading On Fanfiction

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Alexis and Morgan – The Beginning

I keep going from one project to another, and while I feel really bad about it sometimes, I really am quite excited about both of them. News From Away is plodding along – though not as quickly as I’d hoped, nor as linearly – but I hope you enjoy this excerpt from the other piece I… Continue reading Alexis and Morgan – The Beginning

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American Dream

Before her father built the house in 1929, there was nothing but weeds. Now, almost a century later, the house stands as a testament to the American dream. The yard is tidy, and a flower pot sits neatly on the rail of the newly built access ramp. The garage is new also, built at the… Continue reading American Dream

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Weekend Writing Prompt: Online Dating

[Prompt: fill out an online dating account as one of your characters] Name: Bethany Stuart  Age: 21 I am a female When were you born? August 27, 1990 Where do you live? St. John’s, Newfoundland What’s your relationship status? Never married How well does this generally describe you? Warm  (Warm? What do they mean by “warm”?… Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompt: Online Dating