I survived.

A while ago, I wrote about short stories. In reaction to that post, Lauren left me the following sentence to work with. It took me a while to come up with a story, but once I started I just couldn’t stop writing. So here it is now!

Feel free to like, dislike, comment or criticise! =)
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The electricity was out, rain was pouring in droves and the trees were scratching the windows. I wasn’t scared. I couldn’t be scared. Because then I would start to cry or even scream. And I couldn’t do that. Because then he would hear me and come into my room again. And I didn’t want that. I had to be brave. I closed my eyes and tried to think happy thoughts.  Continue reading

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Rainy days

After giving me two extremely silly sentences, bardictale decided to give me a sentence that is slightly more normal yesterday, namely:

“It’s been raining for two years now.”

Yes, I said ‘slightly’ ^^ Well, I started writing and this is what came out of it. I’m still trying to combine the two silly sentences in one crazy story, but that’s not much of a story yet. So just wait for that ^^ For now, there is this (very) short story. If you still want to challenge me by giving me a sentence, don’t hesitate to do so! ;) Continue reading

Was it ever love at all?

On the 19th of November, Jamie gave me the following sentence:

“She was a woman who loved with her ears, yet he was a man who loved with his eyes… Was it ever love at all?”

I’ve tried coming up with something for a few days, but all that remained were these few sentences. Continue reading

Waiting for a dream

In my previous post, I challenged you to challenge me ^^ I’ve now finished my first short story with one of the sentences. On the 20th of November, Kimberly gave me the following sentence (check out her blog here!):

No matter where I go or what I do, I can feel him next to me.”

This is what came out of it. Feel free to like, dislike, comment, or criticise! =)

PS. If you still want to challenge me by giving me a sentence, don’t hesitate!

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No matter where I go or what I do, I can feel him next to me. I feel him through the warmth of the sun and through the cold of the blazing wind. He is with me through the friendly voice of the man on the radio and through the sharp bark of the dog next door. I see him in a beautiful sunset and in an autumnal downpour. I feel him when I go to the supermarket or to the gym. He is with me when I talk to friends or type away on my laptop. I see him in the film I watch or the book I read on the couch. No matter where I go or what I do, he is right there next to me. Continue reading

Beautiful Blue

Over a month ago, The Silver Poet challenged me to write a story with the following sentence:

“Something told her not to pick this flower, any of the others would be fine, but not this one, there was something about it that just said ‘back off’.”

It took me a while to come up with a story, but here it is now! And if you want to, you can challenge me as well by leaving a sentence below in the comments. I will then attempt to write a story or poem including your sentence… ^^ Continue reading

Step by step…

I’m still making progress with LLFF, and we’re slowly getting there. I’ve done the minor editing and rewriting work, and now I’m working on the larger parts that need rewriting. I’m trying not to add more comments while editing, so I can finish some chapters. But every time I read through my story I find another flaw that needs to be changed. So it sometimes seems like I’m not really moving forward… ^^

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Reading, rewriting, checking, and rewriting again… (LLFF {Part 3})

The past three days have been full of reading my story, LLFF. I’ve been working on it in Word and added a comment every time I disliked something, got confused, or felt like it needed rewriting. I managed to get a total of 548 comments on the whole story, which is 119 pages. Today I started working on processing the comments, and I brought them down to 180. The ones that are still left are those about major rewritings or things I really need to do research on. But I’m on my way, and I love it! This thing is going down! =)

In my previous post I mentioned I would try to translate a small part of it into English. (The whole story is in Dutch, which makes it difficult for most of you to read and understand it…) I picked a part and tried to translate it. Continue reading