Nezzar II

627 BC, Babylon Nabopolassar's hands were crimson with the blood of his enemies when the news reached him. He pierced the earth with his battle axe and turned to face the messenger fully. "Speak one more time, boy. Tell me again." The boy of about thirteen smiled, his weather-beaten skin stretching with the action. "You... Continue Reading →

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Jezebel

878 BC. Sidon From her place behind the gauzy curtain, Jezebel took in his general appearance--his bland expression, graceful fingers that constantly pushed stubborn locks off a strong forehead, and deep pink lips that were pressed in a flat line. He was the youngest at the gathering, maybe a few years older than she was.... Continue Reading →

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SACRIFICE

SACRIFICE ...all "good" things come to the desperate... Somewhere in West Africa 1679 “It's a girl,” the midwife mumbled in a raspy voice. She was a short woman with a bent back, and withered skin much like dates—shrivelled and brown. Nneka smiled a little then turned her face away. She wasn’t sad, but at the same... Continue Reading →

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7 Unique Ways To Become More Creative: Fiction Writing

Ever watched a painter paint? How about a baker bake? Those that bake fancy realistic cakes like sneakers or a full human being? Have you watched their creation process videos?  First, their works look all scattered, uncoordinated, and in some cases, ugly. The painter starts with some lines that make no immediate sense to the... Continue Reading →

Fiction 101: Punctuation

Since Punctuation is a motherload topic, I wouldn’t be giving a full lecture on it, but I will try my best to touch the basics.  A good writer must know where to use commas, full-stops, semicolon, dash, em-dash, quotation marks, question marks, exclamation marks, ellipsis, parentheses e.t.c.  Proper punctuation usage is something readers barely notice... Continue Reading →

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