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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Three

Three “… a Pharaoh’s cartouche is of the utmost importance…” Words and phrases broke into and out of my concentration in a repeated fashion while I scanned the library lazily, eyes finding remotely intriguing papyrus scrolls in their slots every so often. Every time I saw something that seemed unique or different, I fixated upon… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Three

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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Two

Two  At first light, I rudely awoke to the linen drapes being all but ripped from my east-facing window. Screwing my face up to greet the day, I proceeded to groan and curse into my bedsheets. “Menes will be expecting you.” Father’s unforgiving, clipped tone further roused me from a slumber that, as always, seemed… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Two

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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter One

One “Your mother’s sickness shows no signs of improvement. The physician cannot do any more for her. I will go to pray for her passage to the afterlife.” A faint film of tears covers my father’s gemstone eyes, but he was quick to look away from me as he left the house with his prized… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter One

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Debut | Bite-Sized Fiction, VI

The final installment of my experiment with flash fiction! As always, please read it over and comment with feedback. I’ve had a lot of fun writing for this assignment, and want to know whether this form of prose is a good fit for me or not. For our last (and shortest) piece, the narrator finds… Continue reading Debut | Bite-Sized Fiction, VI

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Lost and Found | Bite-Sized Fiction, V

Another rapid-fire installment. I’ve had a rather productive day today; tying up all of the creative loose ends, so to speak, and produced the remaining pieces I had planned. Please read and provide me with feedback, as always! Pet disappearances happen frequently, but do we ever really think about the impact they have on the… Continue reading Lost and Found | Bite-Sized Fiction, V

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Susie | Bite-Sized Fiction, IV

The fourth installment of flash fiction that I’m writing is finished! As ever, please give this a read and provide feedback so that I can improve for future writings. Without any further exposition, this piece focuses on a man who receives a letter; something sent from a person in his life who has since gone… Continue reading Susie | Bite-Sized Fiction, IV

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Inheritance | Bite-Sized Fiction, III

Here we are again! The third piece of flash fiction written for my assignment, and as such, not tried and tested. Feedback is immensely important if you could tell me honestly how it read! Please refer to my first piece for context of why I am writing this form of fiction. This story focuses on… Continue reading Inheritance | Bite-Sized Fiction, III