So I Go [short story]

By Corissa Haury I am trembling with excitement and fear. I hold in my hands the last of my cash cards… The last of the money I need to leave. I have waited for over a year for this to happen. I finish closing the store as usual, knowing I will return tomorrow to work again. In my mind I plan my purchase of a timely ticket to the Orbital Relay Base. Every night I look for it in the dark star spotted skies, until with my naked eye I find the biggest visible satellite since the start of commercial space […]

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Writing Hangups

The 5 Major Mind Melts of A Writer As a 20-something woman, I have forged through many preconceived notions about running, marriage, citizenry, tradition, education, history, America, and my own past. I continue to shed unhealthy misconceptions and open my heart to the billions of truths we encounter. The most intimidating obstacle, the longstanding wound on the flesh of my mind, is writing. While I had temporarily figured out the whole running thing for myself, I wanted to find out if I could apply similar principles to writing that I apply to running. Turns out, writing is a whole other […]

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National Novel Writing Month 2k14 :: Writing Style

By C. E. Poley One of the things you discover during National Novel Writing Month (which I have sometimes participated in since 2008) is what kind of a writer you are. What I mean by that is, you discover all kinds of things about the ways that you like to write. For example, what your methods are, what your personal physical writing zones are, what your favorite writing spot is, what your favorite genre to write in is, how you write ideas down, whether it be digitally or by hand, etc. Everyone learns something new about themselves as a writer. Because truly, anyone has […]

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A History of Blogs and Imperfection

By C. E. Poley                   This is not really about a history of blogs. My father showed me how to express my curiosity about technology and writing at a young age. I started my first blog when I was 12. It was an HTML blog, all built in Notepad on our Windows 98 computer in the basement of a red ranch house in northern New Jersey. Dad helped me build it with some hands on experience and an HTML instruction book. The Dover Weekly News began. The online “newspaper” was based on the computer itself, which acted […]

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The Sound of a Sneeze

A young man with a plan. by C. E. Poley “Achoo!” He heard the delightful beginnings of a cold descend on the small office call center. He did not let himself smile just yet. It had begun. The cubicle walls were drab. The hum of telephones echoed around him; educated minds performing uneducated work. The office walls that bordered the room were a darker slate. The room had a strange rain-cloud feeling. There were few windows. Who wouldn’t get sick looking at these cubicles? Thought the man to himself. He stared at the phone before him. He fiddled with the headset. He […]

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There’s Something About the Act of Handwriting

What is it about the smell of ink or graphite on paper, the motion of letter after letter running together, that draws us to put physical form to our thoughts? My latest for Medium.   Corissa HauryRidiculous, curious, most likely delirious. I love a great story, whether it comes in the form of words or visual stimuli. I believe everyone has a story to tell, and I love to share mine. Please feel free to read along, comment, share your own stories, or send me a message via the contact page. Thanks for your time reading my words. http://writing.corissahaury.com

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Writing Today

It feels good to start the new year off writing, that’s for sure. I didn’t think that I would be able to jump back in so quickly, but it’s always that initial hour push that gets me going. I’m glad I started working on A’s story again. He needs to be written; his story is screaming at me from the inside, trying to get written out. Anyways, Marceline was as usual my little companion. I’m using a typewriter again because it’s easier for me not to “edit” myself… That is, you can’t backspace on a typewriter. All right, enough distraction. […]

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