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Writing Exercise: What it Feels Like to Wreck a Motorcycle at 65mph

“The rider lifted out of his seat, catching his foot on the handlebars, turning him as he began to soar. Motorcycle and rider continued forward at 55mph (89 km/h). The bike slowed more quickly than did the airborne rider, its whole side dragging and slowing its pace, stealing energy from its inertial force. The rider, meanwhile, continued turning as he flew forward.” Continue reading

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Batman and Joker, Couples Therapy

“That’s what you think, but you don’t understand me. He -” he nods toward Bruce Wayne – “understands. A name and a title are two different things. “No one ever called me by my name. Not since my mother.” He winced. Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Old Man Tells it Like it Is.

“If you would just stop all that and get in the car to go, wouldn’t that be a lot easier?”

“I guess so.”

“That’s acceptance.” Continue reading

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Point of View Exercise – Travel Memoir (of 2014, written in 2020)

The man, pausing momentarily in uncertainty on Platform #3, makes a sudden turn as if kicked into gear. He marches down the stairs. He banks around a local man and his aged wife. The old man drags luggage up the ramp running alongside the stairs as the wife looks on in the silent judgment of a person who both requires someone’s assistance and one who doesn’t approve of the manner in which the assistance is being rendered. Continue reading

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Three Part Series on Story Structure

Okay, so this isn’t profound, brand new, or whatever. But it’s solid stuff, and I created it on the fly this week for students working from home. I thought maybe other folks – parents working with their students at home, … Continue reading

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