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“At night we are all strangers, even to ourselves.” – Alexander McCall Smith

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Hookah Etiquettes 01 by Laxman Kymar

Another late-night writing session left the authors with two more interesting and unusual pieces. It seems that a little bit of exhaustion goes a long way into getting the authors to write outside of their comfort zones.

In The Tale of Squid Vicious, Jacob layers a tinge of absurdity on top of a murder mystery. The board is set from the very first sentence and it’s fascinating to see how the pieces move. It’s fun to predict the next moment but everyone is wondering how it ends.

  1. Squid
  2. Romance (as a genre)
  3. Yoga Mat

ZB  struggled at first with the prompts, unable to see where they interconnected. After five minutes of staring at a blank screen, Passing the Torch fell directly into his brain and onto the page. Each beat is exactly as he meant it to be in this real-world story about the tragedy of how history is beginning to repeat itself.

  1. “Ace in the hole.”
  2. Computer Coding
  3. Elderly Tattooed Man
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Squid Gold by Oliver Gal

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“Style Means the Right Word. The Rest Matters Little.” -Jules Renard

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Homeless Man, by Elize Bezuidenhout

The last two weeks have been full of challenges for both writers. This week was no different. While each of the six stories written over the last two weeks was unique in its attempt to utilize the prompts given, it wasn’t until this week that both writers felt like their story used each prompt to their full effect.

Jacob wrote Metropolis Razing, a heavy piece that captures the complexity and difficulty of life on the streets. His prompts:

  1. Non-White Main Character
  2. The Smell of Skin
  3. Times Square

For a totally different tone, ZB’s Casual Dating adds mystery to a bad date & shows how romance has evolved over the years.

  1. Modern Dating
  2. A Budding Politician
  3. Bari, Italy
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Tinder Boy, by Ambrus Gero

For a look at the last two week’s stories, look here and here.

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March 25th, 2014

For our first post, Jacob explores a female protagonist over seas, with no romance. Zach works with an over sixties protagonist in Washington D.C., with romance in the air.

Find both links below.

Norwegian Dream by Jacob Schatz

Abigail’s Winter by ZB Wagman

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