Story – Versas

Versas – There were people who could speak to the different ages of themselves, the different version of them throughout a lifetime. Jemma was one of those people. (Rating – PG, Genre – Fantasy, Genre – Sci-Fi).

24 found herself in a rush to the meeting.

It wasn’t exactly her fault. She was tired, she was busy, and she really didn’t want to listen to 80’s moaning that she was late again.

As soon as she thought of it, she found herself in the room. It was the same room ever time, the dining room of their childhood home. 80 had decided that this would be the easiest way to keep 5 and 10 calm, they were still living in that house in the waking world.

“Sorry I’m late,” 24 said, as she slid into her seat. This dream was not like other dreams, the room was fixed as any room in the real world would be upon waking.

“Don’t worry,” 34 said, next to her, “you’re going through a busy time huh?”

24 nodded. A cup of tea appeared in front of her out of thin air, which she grabbed hastily and slurped the caffeine loudly. God, she really needed something alcoholic.

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Teacup Story – Something, Someone

Something, Someone – Just because it is gone does not mean that it is forgotten (Genre – Angst, Genre – General, Rating – PG)

Just because something, someone, is gone, does not mean that it was worthless.

It is not the end of the memory which decides the content. It is not the closure of the book that decides the story. It is not the bookend that decides what stories are held in the middle of the shelf.

Something might be gone, and you might miss it. You will ache, you will hurt, you will mourn. Someone is gone and you will cry for them. You will call out for them. You will wish for a different outcome.

Reality does not change for the mere wishes of humans. It is far stronger than the desires of the mind.

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Teacup Story – New Life

New Life – Violet loved to watch her garden in the early spring, celebrating the new life that came with the warmer months. (Genre – General, Rating – PG)

Violet’s favourite time of year was the early spring, when the first hint of life was starting to show in the garden.

There was something magical in the way that life began again in the spring, after having been dormant for the winter months. Trees that were bare now had tiny buds appearing all along their branches, hints of the colour that was to come later in the year. The crocus flowers were just starting to appear, blooming in the cold spring sunlight to add a patch of colour to the otherwise dark soil. Even the grass, once dull and flat, was now growing tall towards the sunlight above.

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On Writing – On Projects

On Projects – this week, I look at how to choose a new project. And how not to get distracted from your current project. (Image Credit – http://informedmag.com/)

Working out what will be my next project is something of a chore.

It’s not something that I’ll be doing any time soon. I’ve got at least three big projects on my plate that I’m planning on working on over the course of the next year. Then added on top is my writing I do for this blog, and the other time consuming requirements that comes from life’s demands.

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Flashback – I’m Here

Flashback (noun), \ˈflash-ˌbak\, interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) by interjection of events of earlier occurrence.

The second flashback for March is a story called I’m Here”  which is a story about Fey and Kegro, who are a husband and wife team on one of the last explorer spacecraft. Kegro has to go to cryosleep, Fey cannot.

Picture Credit – Flickr Sean MacEntree

Teacup Story – Big Day

Big Day – Tiffany woke up on the morning of her wedding with a sense of peace that she had never felt before (Genre – General, Rating: PG).

Tiffany opened her eyes to a haze of light.

It was morning, that much she knew. The light was streaming in through the curtains which had been haphazardly pulled across by her sister the night before. The rays danced across the wall, illuminating the motes of dust that drifted through the air like snowflakes.

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Flashback – Ghosts

Flashback (noun), \ˈflash-ˌbak\, interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) by interjection of events of earlier occurrence.

The first flashback for March is a story called “Ghosts” which is a story about Raela, who sold her soul to the god of the dead in return for magical powers to fight ghosts.

Picture Credit – Flickr Sean MacEntree

Teacup Story – Unwanted Problems

Unwanted Problems – Wendy had to agree that this week had been the worse. The only solution was alcohol (Rating – 15, Genre – General, Genre – Romance, Warnings: discussion of unwanted pregnancies).

Wendy sat in the dark, listening to only music, and cried her heart out.

It just hurt too much. First her job, then Jeffery leaving, then this, the final straw that broke the camel’s back.

The positive result.

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