Category Archives: Writing Challenge

An Agreement of Brick and Mortar

Will and Lila told each other everything. Whether not they always listened was another issue. They lay in bed, a few sheets separating them. “Tell me about your day,” Will said. “Nothing too exciting. Work, returning some things to Selfridge’s. … Continue reading

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All Major Calamities Take Place in the Kitchen

The turkey was squatting in the roasting pan while Maria hid in the closet with a bottle of vodka. The phone had skittered across the floor after she had dropped it. James was due in two hours. She hadn’t invited … Continue reading

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Good to See You Again, You Lying Bastard.

Ten million people in New York City– and I can’t escape the one that reminded me why I wanted to disappear. “Molly,” I say after knocking on her door, “Why is Luke Hollaway coming here? He’s an actor, not a … Continue reading

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A Quick Decision

Mom– Andrew and I are leaving for Las Vegas. Or San Diego. Or Sedona. Anywhere with a Justice of the Peace, in case the urge to marry strikes us. We’ll be gone for a while; combo wedding and honeymoon. This … Continue reading

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Drunken Propositions

Lyle takes his fifth shot of tequila in the hour he and Aly have been at the party. He licks the line of salt off his hand, winces at the strength of the tequila, and bites the lime for effect. … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

“You have no idea what you’re talking about!” Harry pushed past his sister to get into the kitchen. “Aw, c’mon Harry, I’m not blind. Besides, you know what he did. You guys were sitting in the living room–” “Shut up!” … Continue reading

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My Summer of… Not Writing

June: I have an ambitious plan. I’ll work in NYC at an editorial intern desk four days per week and then using my newfound knowledge about writing, I’ll apply it to my own writing and keep tweaking the manuscripts I … Continue reading

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