Leaving the Wreck

Don’t look for me and I won’t find you In all your grays and blues crowned in crimson hues Wrapped up in all those lies is a hint of truth Hidden away is all that made you glitter and shine All that made you Christ like and divine Now you’re something else and I am … Continue reading Leaving the Wreck

Writing Prompt: The God-Perspective

Today, we are going to simulate an out-of- body experience through writing. Write a complete narration of a day in your life from an omniscient perspective. Sit beside yourself in your office, home, or wherever you are or were. Observe your mood and activities without interfering (attempting to embellish or exaggerate). Walk with yourself; notice … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The God-Perspective

The Fire Next Time:

Why do we remember? Why recall anything, even if it made us feel good and especially if it made us feel bad?

The “Lit” Crawl: A Creative Writing Workshop

Explore the elements of storytelling on location at some of the region’s famed cultural and historical sites. This course focuses on writing as a lived experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Class meets every week, alternating between in-class and off site excursions. Enjoy inspiration with visits to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History … Continue reading The “Lit” Crawl: A Creative Writing Workshop

LitCrawl: People Watching

Playground It is not a fair but children are playing there, On swing sets and red asphalt surrounded by overgrown weeds and tall swaying trees. It is not fair but an elder gentleman sleeps there, In gold buckled black loafers and dress socks, Basketball shorts with his arms folded in a knot. It is a … Continue reading LitCrawl: People Watching

Where the Hell is Larry?

Ways to Stay Engaged with Your Writing Why do we write? Presumably, it is because we have something to say. When the muse kisses us, whether in a classroom, sitting in a garden, at museum, or right before we get out of bed on an early Saturday morning, in an instant we are set alight … Continue reading Where the Hell is Larry?

Keeping It Real: Finding Comedy in Tragedy

     2014 was probably the worst year of my life. It was one year after completing college, a slew internships, and teaching abroad but still, I had not found a job. This was the backdrop to a personal life that was spiraling out of f***ing control. My then boyfriend of four years was cheating … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Finding Comedy in Tragedy

Writing Prompt: God of War

You are Ares, the Greek god of war, and you work at Home Depot. You have been sent there to learn humility. To test you, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, disguises herself as a 50-year-old housewife who wants to see your manager about the price of a riding mower. She has several Groupons that she … Continue reading Writing Prompt: God of War

Spring 2019 Reading List

Registration opens on January 7th and class starts on February 2nd. Don't miss out on the opportunity to a build a firm foundation for your writing. Join us as we demystify the writing process through experimentation with style and structure. To sign up click here http://stlcc.edu/CE

Writing Prompt: Empress Wu Zetian

You live in 7th century China during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian. As chief advisor to the empress, your job is to be her eyes and ears among the courtiers. Though she has purged the royal court of those who openly took issue with her legitimacy as a ruler, there are still those that … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Empress Wu Zetian

Writing Prompt: H.M.S. Erebus

You are a crew member of the H.M.S. Erebus which is frozen in an ice trap along the Northern Passage. The captain is dead and half the crew want to leave the ship to search for food. The others do not. What do you do? Want more prompts like this? Join the Write Now Creative … Continue reading Writing Prompt: H.M.S. Erebus

Labor Leaders Exhibit

The Workers' Rights are Human Rights: Labor Leaders Past and Present essay and poster are exhibit is now open and traveling between St. Louis Community College campuses. The exhibit which is available online @ laborleadersexhibit.com, features poster art and essays created by STLCC honors students, guest artists, and visiting scholars. The works are dedicated to … Continue reading Labor Leaders Exhibit

dearMoon

Poem Type: Limerick Current Event: #dearMoon By DeBuggy Bug   I choose to go to the Moon in 2023, Treasures of my choosing shall accompany, I have paid for a dream ship, Billions for a space trip, This might be the end of me in 2023.

The Boy in the Crimson Veil

by Daphne M. Rivers Gun smoke, panic, and flashing lights - it's the sort of thing of celluloid fantasy, a tide of anger slams into the shores of our fear and complacency when it washes out there is only you, a boy in the crimson veil. Neighborhood heroes and saviors line the pavement, purposeless because … Continue reading The Boy in the Crimson Veil

Dummy Doll Lover

by Daphne M. Rivers Lothario, Lothario, poor boy being flung about, by a two-foot terror in white ribbons. He keeps a smile all the while, with pounding fist and parted lips, She beats that pretty face till it cracks then gives. Spoiling her Sunday best as She stoops in the dust, in cotton dress baptized … Continue reading Dummy Doll Lover

Suggested Audio: Edgar Allen Poe

“When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect ...” - Edgar Allen Poe