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Friday Fiction -- On the Red Line, Part 4

“Now departing for Nielsen Quay. Please stand clear of the doors,” the recording warned.

Sakari leaped onto the train just as the doors were closing. Cara and Mia caught a pole as the train took off, but the force pushed Sakari onto his knees.

“You okay?” David asked him.

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Idea You Can Steal 44 -- Lost in the Clockwork City

I ended up with a full plate of work this month. So I’m sneaking this story idea to you under the table before I hit the grind again.

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The Writer's Mindset

I’ve been working on a project for my day job in the background for months now, but last week, I realized that a piece of it is relevant to creative writing too. So allow me to shoot two birds with one arrow and present the three pillars of what I’m calling the writer’s mindset.

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Writing Prompts 34

Spooky times are here again. Though considering how 2020 has been, who’s afraid of witches and ghosts anymore? But enough of those depressing thoughts. Here’s some writing prompts for you to enjoy along with your favorite seasonal treats.

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Friday Fiction -- On the Red Line, Part 3

The noise inside the train shifted. First, a whoosh as the train left the tunnel. Then, the click-clack of the wheels dipped beneath the rush of wind. From the sounds alone, the four passengers knew that they were traveling above ground now.

Mia restarted the conversation with “So, where were you two when the weirdness began? I thought that since we’ll be working together…”

“Why do you assume that?” David interrupted.

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