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David Sedaris 30 Minute Writing Prompt

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Another great Meetup at my favorite LA writing spot, The Hatchery Press.  The exercise today was to write for 30 minutes using the first sentence of a different literary work as your prompt.  No surprise – I wrote about hookers (: (Prompt is from David Sedaris essay: Chicken toenails, anyone?) I have to go to China.” I told people this in the way I might say, “I need to insulate my crawl space” or, “I’ve […]

Not usually this syrupy…

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… but I wrote this as a warmup for a Meetup at the Hatchery Press. If you find yourself in Los Angeles, this is a gem of a place for poets and writers. You are my vanilla icecream in a root beer float, classic, sweet, you never go out of style. You are my flamingo, a pink diamond in a sea of palm trees. You are my red rose in a jar of water, the […]

Literary Lion Challenge: Boys

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literary lion challenge boys

The Challenge:  From the literary visionary, Laura Gabrielle Feasey (of I Smith Words), one-hundred words or less on the topic … BOYS.  More on the #LiteraryLion (and links to other stories in the comments here).  Here’s mine: “He’s cute, funny, and nice.  Who do you expect to get anyway?” Fuck, am I too picky? A potential set up from a girl friend quickly turned my high standards into low self esteem.  It wasn’t until I ran […]