Cabbage by Mary Breaden One thousand steps to the boats they’d stashed away. The cove where they’d stored the boats was only accessible by steps the men had hammered and pounded into the face of the cliff. Whether the night be stormy or fair, one thousand steps down was what it would take before the rescue could begin. The cove had been named for the Coast Guard Captain’s daughter, a girl who was the curious type; the daughter had been […]
19. “Yeah, but you can put anything into Irish stew,” he said with a wink then poured in a generous shot of Kilbeggan whiskey.
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“Stream of consciousness, narrative technique in nondramatic fiction intended to render the flow of myriad impressions—visual, auditory, physical, associative, and subliminal—that impinge on the consciousness of an individual and form part of his awareness along with the trend of his rational thoughts. The term was first used by the psychologist William James in The Principles of Psychology (1890).”¹ “so i’m looking back on this relationship that ended just over a month ago maybe less and my people are telling me […]
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We are what our stories are. This is why it’s also important to claim our narratives of who we are. So how can we benefit most from this relatively cheap and easy self-help? By just writing it out.
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4. You notice liver spots on an elderly woman/man who is sitting next to you on the subway. Her/his spots appear to multiply every time the subway stops to let passengers board or disembark.
“Read the most popular, best-selling fiction and you’re bound to notice a pattern. It always follows a succession of logical steps that know exactly how to hook you emotionally. This was first observed in early Greek tragedies and later seen within the works of William Shakespeare. Since then, many authors follow this distinctive formula known as Freytag’s Pyramid. Although many other formulas exist, this one is most often used. Why? Because it’s tried, tested and true. It’s been around for centuries. It goes something like this…”
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“Nothing is original. […] Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.”
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