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Chapter 1: Seconds and Thirds

The darkness descends before I’m ready. As usual. This time the classroom muddles into a dusty schoolhouse. Sawdust dances in the air, and sunlight spills in weakly from the dirty windows. It seems like an 18th-century classroom, complete with a chalkboard and mini-desks. Most of the desks are lying on their sides, though, and the…

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Intro that makes this look official

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. ELYSIA Copyright © 2015 by Skye Yoo All rights reserved.  

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The Summer of 1942

It was the summer of 1942. The waves of war rolled over the cities, staining every corner in smoky ash. Stolid factories rose into the sky and grayness poured into the heavens, splaying across the tires canvas draped over the land. It rang in everyone’s ears, from the elderly in their rocking chairs by the…

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Until the End

I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for something that isn’t going to happen. If I close my eyes, I still remember that night of the full moon. There was a milky puddle of light on the sidewalk that I could barely see because the window was fogged from my breathing. I kept…

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Stories with Soul

So I’ve been creepily stalking Orson Scott Card’s website, hatrack.com, and I was reading his post on stories with soul. And you know, somehow, I got it. I read that same post a year or so ago, and I didn’t understand it. At least, I thought I did, and I was wondering why other people made such a…

700 Stars

There was once a girl who had heart cancer. The doctors told her she didn’t have much time left, so they took her off the breathing machines and told her to enjoy her last few months. The next day, her grandfather told her a legend: if you folded 700 stars, that night they would fly…

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On Writing… and Editing

I just read an old writing piece writing piece of mine, written back when I was ten years old or so, and I noticed quite a number of errors and such. I couldn’t take the pure sucki-ness of the writing, and I thought that through this blog I could somehow redeem myself… hopefully. I’m just…