Creative Writing

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I’m super excited about this new segment that I will add on to the blog! Firstly, I want to shout out WovenEclipse and AcaciaAurora for inspiring me to start this creative writing venture. Both bloggers send pictures to each other and write a short story regarding the picture. When I first came across these posts I fell in love because it’s a great way to hone your craft. Check out their postsΒ  that inspired me below:

For Want of a Distraction -WovenEclipse

In The Name of Love– Acacia Aurora

Let’s get started I will display the picture sent to me this week and write my story!

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Additionally: I would like to say that this looks like a scene for the video game 7 Days to Die (great game btw) lol. Now on to my story.

Kyrie Dayton wasn’t afraid of the Dean who relishes expelling students at any turn, he wasn’t afraid of the biology assignment to dissect a snake and harvest it’s grotesque organs, he didn’t feel nauseous at this years Scream Fest on campus that supplied endless student bodies to the infirmary on campus, after the all too realistic dinner and a movie featuring spaghetti guts, sausage intestines and don’t forget the poop pudding with tootsie roll lumps (mmm he could go for another helping of that pudding served out of a diaper). No Kyrie would not be phased by any of that, he wouldn’t let himself fall victim to the common musings of a mortal human. He dared to be different, enjoyed embracing the weird and consented to every cleverly, concocted scheme to terrify, make sick or watch the fears manifest. With his ability to not fall prey to silly stories, fables, rumors and tales, why couldn’t he move? Why was his heart seeming to beat in slow motion and the sweat rolling down his brow he couldn’t wipe? More importantly, why did he have this overwhelming sense of nostalgia as if he had seen this house before? Why was Bancroft Manor burning in his mind!

The aroma of rotting wood, burnt rubber and spray paint gave Kyrie the worst headache. If being here on a dare wasn’t enough, now he’d have to endure the stench of death for 3 hours. Last week Kyrie and his best friend Harmony were walking on a back alley through the streets of Kentucky. The young adults were up to their usual antics gabbing about the football team’s humiliating loss and ranting about the students who asked the most annoying questions in class. Kyrie and Harmony were both seniors going to college at LSU. During their excursion, they stumbled upon a woman seeming to be homeless outside of Brisco’s Deli on Fleece st. Kyrie bought the woman an Italian sub with chips and a frosty slushy as it had been abnormally hot this Winter afternoon. Grateful for the meal or pulling at his leg, the elder woman told Kyrie of a dare that has never been fulfilled. She told of an old manor where no one dare’s enter and how no one could spend 3 hours in the house before running scared. Kyrie was a thrill seeker and Harmony had dared him to try and stay in the house for 3 hours. Fast forward to today he can’t move!

Kyrie can feel his joints relaxing and his breathing finally stabilizes. He approaches the decrepit steps and takes a deep breath. “I have never been one to run away from a challenge.” Kyrie thinks. Just then a burst of confidence is instilled in our friend and his face flashed a smirk. With determination in his eyes, a smile on his face and his Go Pro on his hip, Kyrie seeks to win the dare and enter the Manor. He starts up his Go Pro, records his snarky intro and pushes the door to Bancroft Manor open. Kyrie spins the Go Pro camera around to start filming and journeys inside.

What did you think of the short story? What ideas come to mind when you see this picture? Once again thank you for the idea from WovenEclipse and Acacia Aurora! Would you like to join in this Creative Writing exercise with me, if so comment below and we can!

-Luna πŸ™‚

 

18 thoughts on “Creative Writing

  1. Nice! What a fun/good idea. I love how you guys are taking a random picture and creating a whole story around it. πŸ™‚
    A dare seems very fitting when one sees the photo of this house. You could totally see it being the creepy old abandoned house in the neighborhood that kids dare each other to go inside.
    I like that you went into how the place smelled of rotting wood and spray paint. Good attention to detail. Remembering to use senses other than sight always help to enhance a story when describing things in my opinion. I think you managed to raise some good questions in this short tale that would encourage people to continue reading. Like why is this kid who doesn’t get squeamish about anything having issues moving to go into the house, and what is it about this creepy place that makes him feel nostalgic of all things?
    Also, I like that you’ve added this creative writing section to your blog. You cover so many fun and interesting topics here. Looking forward to reading more of these. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you for the comment! I was talking with my friend today and we’ve decided to put 4 pictures to the same story before rotating stories. Looks like next week we will find out what happens when Kyrie gets inside!

      I want to become more descriptive in writing but I’m not stressing it that much. As long as I add a description every post in this creative writing series then eventually I will be satisfied with my writing (fingers crossed lol). I’m looking forward to answering some of the questions that were posed in this initial post, but if I know myself (and as you have mentioned before) the story will write itself. What I’m picturing happening right now could very well change tomorrow when my friend sends the next picture lol.

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    • It definitely is, I am thankful for the 2 bloggers that introduced me to this exercise. If you want to try it out, I’d be happy to blog along with you and send you a picture each week!

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