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You Are Home

You Are Home Gravel crunched under the tires. The sound of home on Cape Cod. Amy came to a stop at the back of the house and cut the engine. She looked out of the bug-spattered windshield at the neglected … Continue reading

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Troy

This is a recent creative writing assignment – write a 2500 word short story. I am posting the original but have put it back to a work in progress to rework the ending. Troy ‘I’ll get it, Mom.’ Dex called … Continue reading

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Ahuvati – Short Story Format

He was alone in the churning surf. A ship stacked with multi-coloured containers drifted on the horizon out in the Mediterranean. He caught a wave and cruised on it as far as it would take him before being dumped off … Continue reading

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8 Seconds

**This story is from my final assignment for the OU A215 course.** Eight seconds, that’s all it would take, then he’d be done for the day. Wade hung his head over the small stainless steel sink and tried to breathe. … Continue reading

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The Gift – from OU TMA02

The Gift ‘Must be near Christmas.’ Warren said not meaning to speak the words out loud. The fire in front of them glowed a hot orange in its center with charred, blackened wood cooling on the outside. He stoked it … Continue reading

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Lasting the Course

My writing focus is completely on the OU coursework for the next six weeks until the 31 May when the final assignment is due. The past few months have been pretty much focused on coursework – fighting my way through … Continue reading

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