Tag: short story

CW Prompt 2: FNG

With a word limit of 1K, this was a pretty open-ended prompt but with dialogue limitations. For the sake of academic limitations, I won't give the prompt but here's my result. Hope you enjoy! "Pick up your duty belt and begin to place your holster and tools along the belt as you see to be ...

A Quiet Little Cattle Town by Drew Schroeder

Cal laid out the rolling paper on his lap and dropped the dried brown tobacco in it, its rich aroma filling his nostrils. He licked the paper to keep its contents tidy before he struck a match off his boot. Putting the flame to the end of the cigarette, he inhaled deeply and sucked on ...

Writing Long vs. Compact

I've noticed when I write a short story, I manage to add a plethora of detail to the characters, descriptions, settings, and all. Not that I hadn't included detail in my novels, but maybe it's because short stories seem so much more compact that I think I've stuffed more adjective and descriptors in there. In ...

Why I Love Writing Short Stories

Novels force you to stick with one story and plot. There's nothing wrong with this so long as you have the attention span to work on the same story for months at a time. If you're like me, you can't have multiple works in progress. If I start something, I work on it until I ...

A Much Needed Break

Since I completed the first draft of Frigid Nights, I've taken a break from writing novels and stories. It was odd not feeling compelled to work on a novel every day for the first time in months. Typically, I have a nagging feeling that I should be working on my novel or story but since ...

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"Don't grab him like that," Mary said sternly, pulling her son Carson away from Sam. Sam looked down at their son, seeing the red indentations left on Carson's arm. He felt something catch in his throat as he saw the boy's wet eyes fill up like the ocean tide. Sam looked up at Mary, her ...

Broke my own rule for Frigid Nights…

I said that I wasn't going to upload a chapter without having the next one completed, but I caved. I posted chapter six to Wattpad without having chapter seven done. I know, I broke my own rule. Unfortunately, it had been two weeks since I uploaded anything for Frigid Nights and I needed to give ...

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