ONE TYPE OF AMBIGUITY
Editor's note: This entry was originally published on the author's website on Sept. 30, 2012 and appears here by special permission. -HG In class this week, a student presented his craft dissection of DFW’s brief story Incarnations of Burned Children. He asked us all to re-read the story quickly before we began discussion. Almost immediately, one of the students said she was going to the bathroom; she couldn’t bear to live through the 7th sentence again. I admit I skimmed ov
READING MORE IN 2017
Editor's note: This entry was originally published on the author's website on March 31, 2017 and appears here by special permission. -HG In 2016, I worked in more reading than I had in 2015. I love reading, but for some reason in 2015 I ended up with a bunch of abandoned books (I’m not one of those who feels I must finish reading a book I’m not enjoying). Not only do I love reading, I know that reading makes me a better writer. That’s why I’m pushing myself to read even more
THERE'S MY CHANCE
Editor's Note: This is part of the Writers comma Ice Cream visual writing prompt series. Each guest was shown the same picture and given five minutes to write to write a complete moment. -HG There's my chance. It certainly looks like a slide. Boy, am I glad I wore long pants today. I'm going for it, getting myself mentally ready. Count down, one, two, three, go. Run, sit, slide down that chute. Oh no, stop! Look up! I'm here. I'm going to land right on your head. Squish you l
I'LL NEVER GET MODERN ART
Robert Halliwell takes on the visual prompt challenge of Writers comma Ice Cream. Can you guess the photo?