The boy gaped, eyes wide, at the hall ten times as big as his father’s farm. The ceilings, a shade like the sky at midnight, arched above the boy, stretching on and on into an expanding infinity. The walls were painted with script in languages that bent the boys brain, languages humans should not understand. The air smelled of the comfortable cold, crisp and clean and sharp. The boy took a great inhale, basking in the chill after the sweltering heat of the ancient town. Then, there were the dancers. All around the boy, specters swirled in glittering ballgowns and elaborate, blooming suits.
She is begging to me. She is not the first to beg— tears in her eyes, desperation clawing at her throat— and she is most certainly not the last.
This week, I introduce you to one of the most blunt, witty, and intelligent characters I have ever written. She’s one of the side characters in my work-in-progress, The Messenger and the Hunter, and by […]
This next piece is not from the Bianca Barrowbone “series.” It is from an entirely different novel I am working on. The excerpt specifically introduces one of the main characters in a series that I […]
Rating: ★★★★★ “Life’s not a bitch, it’s actually a dick. You’ve got to go out and kick it in the balls.” Jenny Lee, Anna K Genre: Modern Retelling Summary: “Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she […]
Hi everyone. This next scene in my creative writing series is the introduction of a character I have grown to love by the name of Jess Montenegro. This is also from my work-in-progress, The Odd […]
This week, I have more of my writing content, but this time, it has nothing to do with Bianca Barrowbone and her own story. This week, I’m focusing on another novel I’m working on: a […]
Welcome back to my creative writing corner. This week, I’m briefly highlighting the main male character in the story of Bianca Barrowbone, the summer son: August Mendoza. Below is a short scene of August at […]
Below are two completely separate short stories that I wrote in my writing journal. The first briefly follows a character you might recognize from previous creative writing posts (“The Birth of Bianca Barrowbone” and “2 […]
For context, I’ve been trying to write more during quarantine so, in order to push myself to write, I started journaling. While my journal is mostly short fiction and writing prompts, I have actually been […]