#AtoZChallenge — T is for Trust

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Just in time! This story was inspired by a prompt on TheProse.com: “///// Nightdwellers ‘Beginning Line’ Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’” (Here.)

1274 words. Adult content, LGBT themes, and no marine animals were actually hurt for the writing of this story. Please leave a comment if you like what you read. 😊  Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge — T is for Trust”

#AtoZChallenge — K is for Kindness

KJust in time! This story was inspired by a prompt on TheProse.com: “WHAT ARE THE ‘CANNIBAL LIBRARIANS’? Where did these women come from? What is their history? What does it take to join?” (Here.)

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#AtoZChallenge — B is for Bound

BThis is a retelling of Mulan based partly on the Disney version and partly on what I read in a Wikipedia article. It’s right on the cusp of dealing with gender identity and dysphoria… if I write a part two that’s the direction it will go in.

1313 words, Adult Content, LGBT themes. Please leave a comment if you like what you read. 😊

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Short Story #04, February — Well (pt i)

The challenge prompt that inspired this story was, “Write a paragraph or two with vivid descriptions and leave me hanging and dying to find out what happens next. Maximum 250 words.”

If you like what you read, like it on TheProse.com as well! 😊

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Short Story #03, February — Driving

The prompt for this was, “Lets shed some reality on mental illness. It’s not cute, it’s not a joke and it’s not an excuse: Write about a panic or anxiety attack.”

I just want to add the disclaimer that it’s not a good idea to drive while having an anxiety attack. If you’re prone to them (mine don’t strike all that often) it might be best to have a built-in plan for what to do if you need to get off the road, even if it’s just to pretend you have a sudden burning desire to stop for Starbucks or something.

If you like what you read, feel free to like it on TheProse as well!

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The Tale of Alderch of Treath

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Hey followers! Please check out my entry, The Tale of Alderch of Treath, for this week’s #ProseChallenge and let me know what you think.

It is a short side story (maybe full length someday) to a novel I am currently working on, set in an alternate universe with some supernatural ongoings.  I hope you enjoy it!

– Jasper

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Short Story #01, January — Dear Diary

One of my goals for 2017 is to write at least one short story a month, and here’s the first one! It was the fourth one I started in the new year but the first one I’ve finished.

I wrote it for the record-breaking challenge on TheProse.com:

Together, we are going to break the world record for longest book. 100 word minimum. When this challenge gets 15,000 entries, it will expire, and we will turn it into a book. Each entry will be its own chapter. The plot? It’s the first day of a zombie apocalypse, write a diary entry. Each contributor should share this challenge prompt with as many people as possible. If we break the world record, this will be read by people for generations to come.

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Wanderlust is a pretty way to say Run

I finished this poem and posted it on The Prose a few days ago, but it’s a culmination of an idea I picked up from an open mic night in high school. After some concerns about accidentally plagiarizing, I shelved the idea. Now, ten years later, I finally feel like I’ve taken the basic concept and made it uniquely my own. 

Although all of this was written in December ‘16, in some ways it’s a tribute to the way I wrote in high school. Back then I had a habit of leaving the identities of the speaker and their love interest intentionally vague, so the reader could make their own associations and assumptions. (Btw, if you read it I’d be very interested in hearing about those.) I did this all the time in my writing in high school, and after a while the indecision of it started annoying me — but in retrospect that was just slightly before I started questioning my sexuality, so I guess that makes sense.

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