Creative writing: skits, short stories, essays

The Dig pt. 3 (Dust, story 2)

The dim light in Dashner's office shimmers in a gray haze. The sound of the wind has grown clear, though still far off. He's standing in front of the window, looking into the rest of the facility, his hands clasped behind his back. He's wearing a gas mask, one he liberated from the scavenger team's supplies weeks ago. He made sure to get one with a ... Continue reading »

The Dig pt. 2 (Dust, story 2)

The room is cold, and the air feels stale. About half of the lights are off; the others are dimmed. In the main body of the warehouse, it is quite dark. One solitary lamp shines in the middle of the square and some ambient light filters out of some of the interior housing units. Dashner sits at his desk in the artificial half-light, feet up, eyes closed. The hum of ... Continue reading »

The Dark Woods (Lady Madeline pt. 13)

Our heroine and her two friends looked over the edge of the bridge. The troll was getting pushed downstream. They could tell that it wouldn't be able to get back anytime soon. They all took a deep breath, then Roderick turned to Madeline. "How did you do that?" he asked, "How did you run along the railing like that?" Madeline thought for a second, trying to come up with ... Continue reading »

The Bridge Plan (Lady Madeline pt. 12)

The troll stopped, very confused about what just happened. Did he really not have an answer to the question? Was the riddle really unsolvable? Did that make him a cheater?

Meanwhile, as the troll was wondering all of these things, Madeline crept close to Handsome. She moved slowly, hoping the confused and distracted troll wouldn't notice her.

"Handsome," she whispered, "drop the stick and listen. When I run, you need to chase after me."

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Riddles on the Bridge (Lady Madeline pt. 11)

Now riddles, as many of you probably know, have been an essential part of stories for a long time. They had riddles back when people wore nothing but crazy sheets called "togas." Riddles are an important part of many stories about adventure, where figuring out an important clue is enough to get the hero the treasure. Now, trolls are not supposed to be very smart or clever, and most of ... Continue reading »