Day 11 : First Chapter completed

Today was a marathon and a triage scenario combined. It took most of the day to finish the first chapter. Not the worst writing I've done but also not the most eloquent. It's lean and functional. It was also magical. I met a fellow writer. I smoked cigarettes, paced, and wrote line after line all … Continue reading Day 11 : First Chapter completed

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04. Code of Desperation

For once Luna didn't interrupt as I finished telling her what had happened. She didn't move at all except when I mentioned standing up for Samantha. Her lips pulled back into a cold smirk and the pride in her eyes flashed like a cobra's tongue. It was also a show of toughness that I didn't need. Not as along as … Continue reading 04. Code of Desperation

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Freewrite #2: Towards The Last Chance

This is a fictional work and a free writing exercise. The Prompt used: Streetlight Manifesto-- "A moment of Silence" I remembered the words the way I remember every bad thing I had ever done. By their result. A song playing somewhere in the past, predicting my moves right up until the point of no return--the price included. There were … Continue reading Freewrite #2: Towards The Last Chance

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Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness

I was a high school sophomore when I discovered the words film noir. Words that encompassed vast works of literature and film that still hold a special place in modern literature and film. Taxi Driver (written by Paul Schrader and directed by Martin Scorsese, with Robert Deniro playing the lead) was my introduction to the genre. So I was pleasantly … Continue reading Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness

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03.The Silent Knight

There were four walls, a mirror, and the table that we were sitting at. Detective Redding sat with his fingers just touching the edge of his coffee cup, staring at me--waiting. The smell of roasted coffee was losing to the stench of sweat and filth in the air. With the handcuffs forcing my hands together, … Continue reading 03.The Silent Knight

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