Creative writing: skits, short stories, essays
Entries for date "January 2018"

Just One More Candle, Please

A story about a boy, dealing with loss around the holidays.

He threw a rock into the pond and watched the ripples spread out and reflect back in on themselves. They formed a small chaos on the surface of the water.

The air was still, and the sky was drab: an unremarkable gray that was only too appropriate for why he was here. He hated this place and everything about it.

“Such a good boy, such a smart boy,” she had always said. She said it when he was young and believed it. She said it when he was older and knew better. Now she wouldn’t say it anymore.

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By the River (Lady Madeline Pt. 4)

She stayed in the river as long as she could, letting the stream take her farther and farther into this strange land, but she could not swim forever. She needed rest. So, when she was sure that she was no longer being chased, she swam towards shore, hoping that those creatures wouldn't follow.

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Introductions (Lady Madeline Pt. 2)

Handsome looked around, confused, "Who said that?" Followed his tail a couple of times around and started shouting, "Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello?" While Madeline just stood there, bag in hand, surprised and shocked by this strange, talking dog. Finally, Handsome sat down and asked her, "Can you tell me who is talking?"

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Lady Madeline

Madeline didn't start out as a brave knight. Actually, she didn't even think that she would be a knight or anything like it. She was just a girl on her way to FDR Elementary School on a Tuesday. Tuesdays were OK, they weren't quite as nice as Fridays (pizza day), or as bad as Mondays (which were, well, Mondays). It was just another boring day in a boring week in her boring third-grade year. Her walk to school that morning had been boring, her classes had been boring, and her walk home, well, it started as boring. Then she decided to go the long way around.

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