Here they are…The January Stories! It’s story time at swirl and spark… let the critiquing begin! We have five story openers written by five amazing writers. Each story opener is posted separately with its own comment box. Just go to the post below this one to see Story # 1. Keep scrolling down to see each of… Continue reading January Critique Week
Category: January 2014 Critique Corner
January 2014: Story # 1
Title: Finally Getting ItAuthor: Cecilia T.My brother wouldn’t let me into his treehouse, ‘cause it was no-girls-allowed. Him and Jimmy and Cheeser and Suzon-not-Susan were all afraid that I’d be better at doing boy things than they are, I bet.Girls don’t do boy things not because we can’t, but because we aren’t stupid enough to, and… Continue reading January 2014: Story # 1
January 2014: Story # 2
Title: Half- Breeds and Other LiabilitiesAuthor: Kara B. Whoever said Hell was a burning pit of torment never met my family. The real Hell was showing up at my annual reunion, hiding from my less-than-savory relatives, and playing nanny to a demonic five year old. All kids can be demonic. In the case of my… Continue reading January 2014: Story # 2
January 2014: Story # 3
Title: Star Story Author: Mackenzie N. Star was a very cared for dog. she got 2 full meals a day and a good amount of exercise time. after she had been with the owner for a while. the old owner had got sick. so the dog did not get as much care. so the owner gave star to… Continue reading January 2014: Story # 3
January 2014: Story # 4
Title: UntitledAuthor: RileyIt’s been a while since Callie and I have sat like this. We’re on the porch, and she’s holding my hand, and my head is in her lap. My tears are staining her skirt, and she’s probably looking down at me wondering what happened.But I can’t tell her. I can’t bring myself… Continue reading January 2014: Story # 4
January 2014: Story # 5
Title: Untitled Author: Jordan M.She walks into the room and immediately, all eyes are on her. She can feel the stares, hear the whispers.She purses her lips tightly, metaphorically throwing away the key.Sealed. She walks through without a sound, and turns around when she reaches the exit.He’s watching her, but it’s not like she hadn’t known… Continue reading January 2014: Story # 5
Calling all Critters!
It’s almost here! January Critique Week. Next Wednesday, I’ll be posting the beginnings of several great stories…all written by writers ages 18 years or younger.It’s going to be a fantastic opportunity for everyone in the Swirl and Spark community to improve their skills at crafting a great story opener. Besides, reading someone else’s words, and… Continue reading Calling all Critters!