“Not Quite Romeo” A short Story

25 05 2010

This short story was written purely for the fun of it. It’s meant to be ironic.Not Quite Romeo[1]


Faulkner vs. Hemingway

19 05 2010

Faulkner was a very descriptive author. His works leave nothing to imagined. Hemingway, on the other hand, writes simple sentences. His works let the reader choose what to imagine. Out of these two wonderful writers, I think I  enjoy reading Faulkner more. Faulkner was a little obsessive about his descriptions. He thought that it was his responisblity as the writer to tell the reader what to think. Even though I lean a little more on liking the Faulkner style, I don’t like reading a never ending sentence. I get lost in the discriptions and explanations. I feel as if the story losses power.

As far as my own writing goes, I don’t think I lean toward either of these authors. I think I’m in the middle. I try to have a mixture of different types of sentences. I think I want to write a little more like Hemingway, because I think it’s really interesting. Perhaps I’ll try to write a piece with Hemingway type sentances and structure.

Reflection on Gothic Horror Fiction and Short Story

19 05 2010

I have really enjoyed studying short stories. Sof of the movies we watched in class, I had read before in Ehglish classes. I enjoyed watching the movies to get a better visual and understanding of the stories.

My new favorite short story author is Edgar Allen Poe. His stories are so different than anything else I’ve read. I enjoy the way he writes; it’s fun for me to read and follow the story.

What I like most about reading short stories is the fact that so much is packed into so a little “snapshot.” They aren’t huge novels with lots of side stories, but instead they acomplish the main story in less than 10,00 words. It’s simple, and I like that.

The thing I don’t like about short stories is that sometimes I think they are too short and simple. I don’t like how sometimes the story is too short to have a great plot.

“The Top Secret Game of Guess Who,” A short Story

19 05 2010

The beginning of a short story about a spy. It’s a little different than other spy stories, in that I want to make it more situationaly awkward for my main character. Short Story