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For some reason I wrote this little story intro about a girl taking her drunk older brother home from a bar.  You learn that their parents are gone, the girl earns all the money and her brother's name appears to be Red. It's from the girl's perspective.  I like writing drunk characters, mainly on account of the way you get to describe them.  There's a lot of room for creativity in anything, but writing about drunkenness is just fun.  I usually smile when I'm doing it.  Also, I kept hearing in a sort of southern accent in my head.

I do tend to write a lot about what I don't know than what I know.  Even more room for creativity that way. Fantasy is an endless backyard in that respect, but even when I write about assassins, or drunkards, or a blind or deaf person, I just love getting into it.  Usually the unknown is scary to me, but with writing, it's just one long adventure that really never ends, not so long as I'm "putting pen to page."  It&#…

A scene where something goes wrong

Stars going out woke me up.  Well, I don't know what woke me, but the sky was fading from deep blue to periwinkle in the dawning light of day, with faint traces of starlight still blinking here and there.  Although I often grumped when I was woken earlier than usual, today I jumped out of bed and ran to the window, because the sky looked strange.  An odd grey cloud appeared to be spiraling across it, and I knew it wasn't smoke.  It was something deeper, maybe smoke's toxic cousin.  I watched the grey smoke-like cloud float across the beauty of the dawn until I realized that my gut was signaling my head and the signals were all bad. 
I pushed off from the window frame and dashed to my wardrobe.  A grey shirt, grey boots, grey clothing fell down onto me.  I scooped them up and tossed them aside.  My nightdress was exchanged for a violet shirt and a dark blue skirt.  My short boots I pulled on as I hopped toward the door.  After wrestling with the handle in the semi-darkness I…

Hello world!

I've been gone for a very long time, I know.

I graduated high school and now I'm in my gap year.

I'm trying to write lots of stuff.  Mostly this one novel.  I'm supposed to write/outline some of it everyday but it's not exactly happening.  So I'm going to commit to write something each day and then post it on here.  If anybody comments to tell me encouraging stuff it would really help with the "commitment" part.

I mean, I've committed to writing on a blog everyday before.  It didn't go so well.  I tried to do devotions everyday and eventually slacked off.  Maybe because this is something that I really, truly love, I'll do better at keeping up with it.  I hope so.  Anyway, here I go!  Wish me commitment!