Question Corner: Cliches

Writers and readers! What type of cliches in stories are you sick of?

One of the biggest cliches I can’t stand is when the main character who lives a “boring”, normal life suddenly has some supernatural power and some ancient prophecy  reveals that he/she is the one who will defeat some mega-bad villain.

 

 

Moonshine (Chapter Two)

To read chapter one, go here


Later, I found myself standing in front of a mirror, hat in hand and eyes looking everywhere but the glass. I told myself I still looked nearly the same; that the demonic horns I now sported weren’t so bad and that I could handle going places without my favorite hat. After all, demons didn’t need hats. I also told myself being dead wasn’t so bad. Hell, I still kinda felt human, which was odd because I had always imagined giving up your humanity meant, well, becoming a different creature altogether. I had imagined that I would be nothing more than a snarling beast, one that would enjoy serving my master while my soul was forever tortured without the guidance of God’s great angels.

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Flash Fiction: Trust

In response to a writing prompt on Reddit.


“I wish you would stop trusting me.”

John looked up at his friend, his ill fitted glasses nearly falling off again.

“Why would I do that, Andrew?” He questioned. Stop trusting the person who’d played with him on the playground when they were kids? The one who’d been the best man at his wedding?

The one who had cried the most at his funeral?

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Question Corner: What Inspires You To Write?

Writers! What inspires you to write and why?

When it comes to historical fiction, I find inspiration from historical documentaries and articles on the web.

However, in any genre I write, I find music to be the best inspiration overall. Music can cover almost any mood from angry to happy to distressed. Not only that, but when it comes to historical fiction, I find listening to a few songs of whatever era to help immerse me in the time period more.