Drama

Charlotte Finds A New Employment : Ch.4 : Getting To Know The Foreign Men - Section 1

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The Western economies have become stagnant and poor. China and other parts of the world are now more prosperous. Charlotte and friends are introduced to adventures in their new work, which create unexpected reactions. This is Section 1 of 2 sections, which somehow didn't get posted up properly around 1/4/19 when Section 2 was posted - so it has been missing from this collection, and is now restored.
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The Rules of Leviticus.

We had an extended breakfast. His eyes crinkled with laughter watching me make a pig of myself and eating for two. My eyes jerked open, when Etian...
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Life and Times of a Priestess : Ch.13 : New Friends In Dumis : Part 2 : Communication (Section 2)

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Danella, the Priestess of Pirion, in the land of her people's conquerors, questions and provokes her new friends more closely on the subject of their desires and personal secrets. She finds out more about their real attitudes and feelings and tries to encourage them. This is set in an alternative world, not dissimilar to our own.
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Glasgow's Necropolis

I didn’t sleep that night. My wife clung to me in our bed and whispered to me not to go. She was pregnant. Her belly pushing against me, her smooth...
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Story of the week

Creeping F-ing Jesus.

The old man pulls a crumpled hanky from the side pocket of his jacket, and blows his nose. He peers at his notes and then at us with watery grey eyes...
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Shakespeare Must Die Act 4 scs 3 & 4

Act 4 sc 3 1613. The Globe has burnt to the ground. King James and Ben Jonson walk in Whitehall. Jonson - If it were done, it was best it were done...
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Shakespeare Must Die Act 4 scs 1-3

Act 4 – 1606. Dr Faustus has just been published. Sc 1 The upstairs of the inn. Bacon, Donne and Jonson await the arrival of James. Jonson – And I...
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Cassiopeia (opening chapter)

This is the opening chapter/prologue for a longer story/novel that I'm working on. It's about a woman who looks back on a domestically violent relationship with a man who would eventually commit murder-suicide with their children, leaving her behind. I want to make sure the opening 1000 words is enough of a hook for the larger story, without giving too much away or being too expository of the later plot. Does this chapter do that well? Do I hit that balance well? Thanks!