I have long enjoyed
writing when I have the urge and the time. I guess that's why I ended up majoring
in English. Below are some stories (and 1 essay) that I wrote while in college.
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- This "short story" is purely based on a dream I had one night and recorded
the next day. 3 Pages (February 1997)
- This "short story" is purely based on a dream I had one night. It had evoked
intense emotions that I couldn't shake. After two months I wrote it down so
I could finally let it go. Once I wrote it out, it was still so strong that
I used it as a prologue in a short story writing assignment.
2 Pages (November 1997)
End? Or the Beginning? - This was my first ever short story writing
assignment. I chose to write a Western, but I figured I could pull it off thanks
to having read more than a few Louis L'Amour books. I immediately had an ending
in mind, which had a Twilight Zone-like twist.
11 Pages (February 1998)
- This story was my final assignment for the same short story writing class
as above. I actually came up with the idea for this science fiction story the
same night that I finished up the previous assignment (which used the DreamGirl
prologue, but was otherwise subpar). After having written several pages, I realized
that my idea had grown too big for my assignemtn, so I came up with a quick
ending. See if you can spot where I shortened it. 15 Pages
Virtues of The Lord of the Rings - An essay written for an
adolencent literature class that I took. It discusses why I read fantasy
and why I consider
The Lord of the Rings the best of modern fantasy. The Lord of the Rings
is compared to Robert Jordan's (as yet unfinished) The Wheel of Time.
The lack of women in The Lord of the Rings is also touched upon. 8
Pages (April 1999)
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