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A Writer's Creative Process: Journaling

- I am a grown woman that writes in her diary, and I’m not ashamed of it. I was given a diary at the age of ten, not knowing the purpose of having one. I didn’t have a lot of things to talk about, onl...

By: ladysharon | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 13 May 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVIII

- Entry XXIV – Lately, I have been focusing almost all of my energies on English studies, and have made some steady progress. I can now hold a very basic conversation with a natural English speaker...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 28 Mar 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XIV

- Entry XX – Throughout much of the morning hours, my clustered thoughts have left me wondering what exactly my wedding to Henry Beauclerc will be like. If I may write honestly, I do not know where...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 07 Mar 2017

Anxiety Girl!

- Someone, somewhere, asked, "What is anxiety to you?" These were my thoughts. To me, a small snapshot of anxiety is... Catastrophising. Conflict. Crisis. Delusion. Doubt. Fear. Insecurity. Overthinkin...

By: sweetangel | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 12 Dec 2016

Words, Worms or Wealth

- Am I a spinner of thread to weave a cloth of words? Are my words truths to share, or just my lies? Is the cloth so made an invisible cover? If my truths are lies, then what is their worth? Am I a fi...

By: Vern_Fawcett | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Dec 2016

Just a Draft

- The pale white walls and the shining light made the woman in the hospital room squint in frustration. She grunted in pain as she felt that her baby was ready to come into the world. The doctor comma...

By: Entangled_Fate | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 19 Aug 2016

Health

- This musing, which is really more of an outpouring of crap, will be shorter than usual. As some of you know, I’ve been having a lot of wrist pain for the past year or two. It’s been getting progressiv...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 24 Jul 2016

Hit Send

- His finger hovered over the enter key. The cursor blinked. Flash . Flash . Rhythmic. Soothing. Calmly urging. His finger flitted upwards and pressed down. The line of text disappeared....

By: Maximus | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 May 2016

The Wild Gypsy Soul

- The desert is dry and arid. I am wandering around aimlessly looking for some sort of oasis in this barren wasteland. I keep a look out for wild animals and snakes waiting to make me their next meal....

By: writerchick | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 22 May 2016

Hackneyed

- He sits wide-eyed, staring at an unmarked page Tapping his pen on the table, adrift in thought Confined by his unoriginal ideas. Words fly through his mind like pigeons "It feels too familia...

By: SilverJaye | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 21 Apr 2016

Inspiring

- "I think that poem was about me. I mean, us?" "No. Don't think so. I just write stuff from things that inspire me. It doesn't have to be about real people. No, it's not about you, or us." "Okay. J...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Oct 2015

Seriously, She Ain't Loyal

- A friend of mine is having a hard time. His no love, no job, no idea what to do with myself state is getting to him. Hope is on the horizon. I'm absolutely sure of this for him. Why, because he's my f...

By: AvrgBlkGrl | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 19 Sep 2015

You Are More Than Words

- You are more than words. Words do not define who you are or who you want to be. The words you choose are a part of you, not your entirety. Someone once told you, you could write. So you did....

By: Sparkle | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Sep 2015

Musings

- I love how just the simplest of things Can inspire a writer to amaze The words he captures Are not vague And even prose becomes a name

By: Crisco05 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 11 Jun 2015

A Writer's Creative Process

- LadySharon, tell me your secrets to writing original pieces. Of course. I write stories in fragments...some good, some bad. I dream in color, rendering images I can see in the recesses of my psyche....

By: ladysharon | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 13 Feb 2015

Ticky Prompts

- The Christmas present ticked. "You got what for my mother?" my truelove said. "A Ticky Prompt Machine." "What on earth is that?" "It's not what it looks like," I said. "Okay, sweetie. Expla...

By: steffanie | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 12 Dec 2014

L is for Lazy

- When I was fifteen, I wrote a poem that earned me a spot in a writer’s workshop. I didn’t submit it, a teacher did. I was the youngest person in the workshop. I did not know it at the time but a speci...

By: AvrgBlkGrl | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 19 Nov 2014

Writing, Hallowe'en, Music and More Writing

- You know that feeling that you wanna write, but you don’t know what, but you just open a word document and fucking write? That’s what I’m doing. I’m just gonna ramble. I know how much some of you like...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 05 Oct 2014

I Am A Lover Of Words

- I am a lover of words.  I like  What they do to my tongue. Each letter  Whispers its own tune  To me,  When spoken together  A song. Like love,  How it opens the lips,  Extends the tongue, ...

By: AvrgBlkGrl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 30 Jul 2014 Editor's Pick

writing

- (This was written several months ago) Today my father told me I shouldn't write at night anymore. That, unless it was a journal, I should stop writing; because all the stories I write I alone see...

By: rissvietti22 | Category: Musings | Score: 4| Added: 16 Jul 2014

A Nowhere Story

- Tiredness dripping from my eyes, I open my word processor and type. I type nothing, or perhaps something. A narration of what I’m doing. Presently lying on my side, typing this story. I say story b...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 04 Jul 2014

Where Does One Fit

- "So who are the best writers on the site?" "Interesting question." "I know. Interesting answers too." "The usual suspects, I suppose. The moderators. They must be good or they couldn't be modera...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jun 2014

Of Writing

- Hard it is to write down words, Already engraved In the blank books of my mind, Stored away and saved. Written for myself you see, Not for your critique Now and then I pick them up And once mo...

By: Nile | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 19 Jun 2014

I Want a Husband

- I would like to be able to stay at home all day, without too many worries on my mind and only a few kids to watch over and a few dishes to wash. I want a husband who will bring home all of the income ...

By: heyitsmemily_ | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 21 Apr 2014

Kick-starting The Mind

- Lately, I find myself staring. A whole world and all I do is stare. But I’m not staring anywhere, not even into space. It’s all blank, I have no inclination, no inspiration. Even this poem is taking...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2014

New Laptop: First Piece

- First piece of writing on my new laptop, this is. I wonder what it’ll be? Any ideas? A poem? A story? A musing? All three? Could be! But if it is a poem, it ain’t gonna be set out like one. I often fi...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4| Added: 28 Mar 2014

Edit

- While scribbling words that flow from my heart as fast as my fingers can move, I stop, look back, and ask myself, “Will the reader feel my groove?” I wonder… Do simplistic phrases on the canvas enga...

By: AltaBrwnSgr | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Mar 2014

unblocking the writer's block

- So here I am, once again, sitting down and staring blankly at a blank screen. No ideas come to mind, my passion has gone away. So depressing in all truth, for I love writing and I am bound and determ...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 12 Feb 2014

Ramble On!

- A working laptop, a word processing program and some good music, that’s all I need. Right now it’s It’s Gonna Rain! By Bonnie Pink. I don’t quite know what it is about, but I think it’s about breakin...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4.2| Added: 13 Dec 2013

Time to Write!

- Well, I think it’s time I wrote something. I’ve been out of the writing game for a while. Really just writing silly stuff, not really enjoying it. I’m not sure why. I suppose it could have been a coll...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 2.7| Added: 02 Nov 2013

the *gift*

- Re: * GIFT * Ahhhh. A sharp hiss inward, a backward sigh, like a kiss being Took my breath away. From where my inscrutable shadows eclipse a heart sometimes The view - but such...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Oct 2013

my lesbian lover - II - Isis: elegy to my cat who's still with me or, my lesbian lover II.

- Isis: elegy to my cat who's still with me or, my lesbian lover II. Like autumn bears the brunt of winter yet to come -- ambritch, scratch those strictures! sharpen, shorte...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 06 Oct 2013

A Bunch of Stuff

- My keyboard doesn't seem to be working properly. For someone like me, who types all the time, that ain't a good thing. It's downright annoying, actually. When I get on a roll, I tend to bash it really...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Sep 2013

travels and travails in search of the Cleveland Amtrak station

- I thought I would share this piece, travels and travails in search of the Cleveland Amtrak station , written in response to an invitation from an advocacy group to review the station from the perspec...

By: RedSonja | Category: Humor | Score: 4.4| Added: 05 Sep 2013

Beauty

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. She walks the world with heavy beauty, Never seeing decadence in her curves; Eyes regard her lively,...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Aug 2013

Have I Missed Something?

- Have I missed something? What is happening? Is it getting worse or is it just me? So many stories, poems, and musings Seem to be offered without editing. And when you give an honest opinion ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Aug 2013

Oh Dear! I've Caught The Writing Bug

- Oh dear! I've caught the writing bug. It seems a bad disease.  But, it doesn't make me cough and it doesn't make me sneeze!  I do not have a fever; it seems there's no injection . My throat it i...

By: candle_in_the_wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jul 2013

Ink Slinging Humor

- There once was a site that was red Where our tales told of fun in bed. If our efforts were cheered At our stories some leered,  If not, they read others instead. There once was a site that was bl...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Jun 2013

Making Perfect Sense

- I see beauty everywhere in old faces  grown gentle or embittered with storied lines around the mouth deepset eyes look out on the bones of the earth basalt dozing titans apt to awaken ...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Jun 2013

Stewards of Gardening

- the soil is turned under and over the cycling suns to moons fed with loving refuse composted experience the careful rows weeded of unnecessary baggage weathered accomplices encouraging...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jun 2013

arrogance

- inside  introspective reflection  in attentive mindfulness steaming bland instant coffee a censor streaming in sense ecstatic Red Scorpions entailed in a monk's cell what am I gonna do w...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Jun 2013

This Is Where I Write

- Coach B is the Quiet Coach. It is a good place to think, to reflect and from which to draw inspiration. It is a silent movie and my mind writes the title cards. I always travel in Coach B, though i...

By: clum | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 18 May 2013

Such a True Loss

- Once upon a time lived a girl,  A beautiful soul with talent. One felt she was a perfect pearl, That writing was her true outlet. She studied artists she could find In the finest books in the land. ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 May 2013

Censor My Pen

- You will not pour ice on my mic Just because my lesson burns You’re not allowed to shame me ‘cause your mind's too closed to learn I refuse to change my words around Or remove a single phrase ‘c...

By: ACCooper | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 08 May 2013 Editor's Pick

shaded under dusty olives, enough gardening to cultivate your Latin roots, or: Lutra lutra

- in response to 3 comments for Alhambra by the same author, excerpted below: " . . . cooled the hot Andalucian sun and carried it off into arched spaces shaded like the olive trees we would eat pae...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 04 May 2013

Alhambra

- in response to the following lovely comment left for languid (mornin', Sweeting): "my fingers slid down the natural gradient stretching the skin in all the more sensitive felt as a soft moan might ...

By: RedSonja | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 May 2013

A Frustrated Writer's Rant -1

- ------------------------------------- This work, within its first few lines, contains language or other material which some readers may find offensive. In consideration, Stories Space has hidden the ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 09 Apr 2013

Can't Stop

- Play yourself like a piano, fill the rooms with the screams and the choking sounds... fill them with pain fill them with hunger fill them with anger and hatred of... me. But what...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 05 Apr 2013

Writing, Internetting and Listening to Music

- Purple nails, they clack along the keyboard. Typing this tripe, listening to Metallica, Chatty chat, I go. My replies may be slow, You know? Running out of rhymes, so I’m not gonna. I’ll just type stu...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Mar 2013

Finding The Write Words

- She lay across the naked twin mattress That was haphazardly placed on the floor Propping up her notebook on her bare, bony knees Scribbling random words; trying to make them say more Words and th...

By: ACCooper | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Mar 2013

Free Association While Waiting In Line

- What is a line but a queue? I’d rather stand than sit in a pew Listening to someone drone on ‘Bout people and times so far gone That even what’s true has been bent To serve ends that n...

By: DLizze | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 08 Dec 2012

Insomnia's Children

- He comes first, lumbering out of the gloomy shadows. Half-asleep, I try to protest, but his fist curls around my collar and he yanks me out of bed. He is the hardened villain of my nightmares who both...

By: Tiula | Category: Humor | Score: 4.3| Added: 28 Aug 2012

Dear Poem - it's me, God (just kidding)...It's me ,your maker, now buy me a drink!

- ‘It’s time’ I said ‘to write me another rhyme’ and nagging doubt set in and I thought( Stop rolling your eyes - I do that, sometimes) It’s been so long, the voices chiming to get out have stilled....

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 13 Apr 2012

Self Portrait in Poetry

- How should I pose before I paint with words my portrait? Should I take my glasses off so that my adjectives can capture the youthful blue and twinkle I am told is there--although without them I ...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2012

My Table

- This table by the window where I write and eat and watch the birds and squirrels and pile my notebooks on and search the internet and sit with friends who stop by for a chat and tea, its surface...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 08 Mar 2012

My Table

- This table by the window where I write and eat and watch the birds and squirrels and pile my notebooks on and search the internet and sit with friends who stop by for a chat and tea, its surface...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.8| Added: 07 Mar 2012

Morning Songs

- Note: For several years I woke up at 4 am and wrote a new poem each dawn never knowing what would come. I’ve collected the best of them in a book called Morning Song s and now will share some of them...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 06 Mar 2012

Perennial

- A little bit about this story before you read it. I am currently working on a book of short stories based upon songs written by John Mellancamp -- whose music I adore and whom I consider to be one of...

By: Scott82471 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 05 Mar 2012

Write What You Know

- Someone once asked me why I never write in the perspective of a woman. If the popular saying amongst writers is "write what you know," then that'll be your goddamn answer. I don't know. Am I just too ...

By: Patrick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 05 Jan 2012

Oyster

- Oyster He walks along the sandy shore, Looking for the perfect place to stop. It takes him a while to find just the right place. He throws down a colourful blanket and Sets up his things, ready...

By: mazza | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Nov 2011

And I began to Heal

- And you thrummed you fingers into my life. I felt these defences lower Like a retreat called in Battle And you made this heart beat, Beloved. When it had refused for years It creaked, groaned a...

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 21 Oct 2011

The Booker Prize

- I wouldn't be sitting here tonight if it wasn't for my sister, all I did was to write down my thoughts and fond childhood memories of her. Those words of love came easily, and the moment they appeared...

By: steffanie | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 28 Aug 2011

The Next Celebrant Might Be You

- Stories Space celebrates its first year, Congrats to Lisa and her crew, But it’s the members of the site, Who have reasons to celebrate too. Miss Sprite took first place in a contest, And Xuani won m...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 30 Jul 2011

Maria's Chance To Celebrate

- Maria would never amount to anything. Girls like her never did. It wasn’t like she really had any choices, that’s just the way things were and everybody with any sense knew it. To think otherwise woul...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Drama | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Jul 2011

If It's Worth Reading, You'll Find It Here.

- In the mood for something to read? Then of my advice you best take heed. If it’s worth reading, you’ll find it here, On a site that’s celebrating its very first year. Looking for adventure that pack...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 26 Jul 2011

Salt

- Salt can be found everywhere. In the earth. Our oceans and seas. Our air. Even in our bodies. It was such a valuable commodity in our early ages that wars were waged just for the power and control sal...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 22 Jul 2011

Stuck!

- Sitting here staring at this blank page, Wondering what to write. The ideas flow through me like Water flows through a riverbed after a rainstorm. Uninhibited, Free to flow and shape itself, Morph...

By: Sherzahd | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jun 2011

College Class: Jumbled Up Thoughts

- We drive up the east coast in an old Cadillac where, as the drivers change, I try to convey to you thoughts which are abstract, but articulated like a bike tire going flat -a silent hisssssssss till...

By: Patrick | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 03 Jun 2011

Steal This Poem

- You probably were a bully, Who never did well in school, Stole other kid’s lunch money, And thought it was really cool. And now you’ve moved on, To stealing other’s work and time, All w...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 22 Apr 2011

Realizations

- Today, we had a revelation about something. We call ourselves writers...but isn't writing with a pen and a paper? I don't know, is it? Techinically, what are we? What can we call ourselves? Typers? We...

By: Patrick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 01 Apr 2011

The game of words

- This was inspired from a friend's email, a line she had said and it brought about this little poem. there is this game I have been playing a game filled with words poetry is the game that I so enjo...

By: easy_rider75 | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.2| Added: 26 Mar 2011

The Dark

- A friend of mine once asked “How come everything you write is so dark?” I said they weren’t completely dark, you just had to see the light between the words. Which is true in all writing. There is int...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 23 Mar 2011

No Help At All

- I sit at my computer desk trying to think, I pick up my coffee and start to drink, I've been up all day and into the night, Wracking my brain for something to write. Just sitting around all day at ho...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 12 Jan 2011