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Aftermath (Elise, pt. 6)

Here it is, everybody, the next installment of Elise! I’ve let things drag a little with this, so I’ve promised Joe Blame that as soon as he writes his response, I will write mine immediately. Enjoy! (go here for a list of all Joe’s parts, including part #1 for anyone new to the series).

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Misguided Ghosts

If I have one major shortcoming, it is that I often avoid the things I know I am bad at. Or that I can’t stand doing. I run with what I think I am good at, and what I enjoy, and end up with glaring holes in my abilities.

First person narratives and present tense narratives are good examples of this. I avoid them like the plague. So, in an attempt to face my demons, I’ve attempted something that is both! I don’t know what to make of it, but I hope you enjoy it.

What are your writing demons? My challenge to you: choose a couple of them, then write a couple of paragraphs using them. Maybe you’ll surprise yourself.

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Second Nature (Elise, pt. 4!)

It has been a long time since my last update, I admit it. And I know people have been waiting with both frustration and restrained violence for the next installment of the chain story, Elise.

But the wait is finally over! Here is my continuation of Joe Blame’s part three, which you can find here. My bit is a little more visceral than I usually go for, but I hope you enjoy, and I can’t wait to see what happens to Elise next!

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Elise, pt. 2

Here, for your reading pleasure, is my first entry in a chain story being written by myself and the excellent Joe Blame. (that’s right, he’s the top button under my ‘affiliates’ heading).

BEFORE you read my part below, go visit his site using either of the links on this page, or go straight to the entry itself here. I very much enjoyed the opening he created for us, and can’t wait to see where goes with part 3!

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