the sacrificial carrot

This weekend came with an awakening, an awakening of spirit but also of sacrifice. The gods have offered a semblance of spring for the Northeast, and it feels amazing. It should anyway, but instead it is a carrot that I can’t quite reach. I’m sitting at my desk with the windows wide open. I amContinue reading “the sacrificial carrot”

Subtext & Dialogue: Hidden Emotion

A work-in-progress, the following piece is a writing assignment produced for The Center of Fiction’s Active Storytelling course taught by Judy Sternlight. An Innocent Banter “I forgot.”Silence. “It’s not that big of a deal, really …”“Yeah, right.”“So, what now?”“Uhm, I’m not sure.” Subtext Version 1 Clutching the calendar with today’s date circled in bright blue and highlighted inContinue reading “Subtext & Dialogue: Hidden Emotion”

The Backstory on Eloise Frump

A work-in-progress, the following piece is a writing assignment produced for The Center of Fiction’s Active Storytelling course taught by Judy Sternlight. Summary Character Development Eloise Frump, a 27-year-old socialite from Water Mill, NY. She lives with her fraternal twin, Marcus at a condo development in Bushwick, one of her father’s pet projects. Marcus manages the sales officeContinue reading “The Backstory on Eloise Frump”

Plover of the Gods, A Sense of Place

A work-in-progress, the following piece is a writing assignment produced for The Center of Fiction’s Active Storytelling course taught by Judy Sternlight. A Sense of Place: Plover of the Godsprepared by Andrea Preziotti Note I’ve purposely used Roman and Greek names for each god, interchangeably.  (Triton, Ceres/Demeter, Neptune/Poseidon, etc.)  “Triton, come sit by me,” CeresContinue reading “Plover of the Gods, A Sense of Place”

A New Point-of-View of The Giving Tree

A work-in-progress, the following piece is a writing assignment produced for The Center of Fiction’s Active Storytelling course taught by Judy Sternlight. A New Point-of-View of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein prepared by Andrea Preziotti Boy, please tread softly, as your feet dance wildly across our bodies. You may be young but we areContinue reading “A New Point-of-View of The Giving Tree”