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michael-seidel's picture
Mar.28.2014
Picture the confused scene of milling people.  I'm with a group.  We end up outside on a broad expanse of hilly green grass.  We're trying to escape but we find we've been betrayed.  Security awaits us.  Changing course, we run through a crowd, reach a train and attempt to...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.13.2013
Photo: Book's cover, from Amazon   I've gone into how I don't like it when publishers sell a book with the (more popular) deceased author's name in huge letters on the top of the title, then the actual author's name in smaller letters below it.  Just a pet peeve, but the practice...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.31.2012
I was sitting in the departure room of the train station, waiting to watch the train leave. I was in the area for other reasons, but I like watching trains come and go. I give this trait to Kafka in my novel about him, and (without checking) no longer know if he really enjoyed this, or if I assumed...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.22.2010
    I am, for a few weeks, staying on the inner basin of Halifax harbour, called Bedford Basin. It is removed further from the ocean proper, but nevertheless is a wide expanse of ocean, with shore and walkways and a vast container terminal with much ocean traffic. I have placed exciting action...
brad-harris's picture
Oct.08.2010
Well, being very new to Red Room I figured I should add some content to get the ball rolling. As such, I've uploaded my latest short story. It's entitled "The Conductor" and can be found at http://www.redroom.com/articlestory/the-conductor I'm always looking to improve as a writer so...
anthony-flacco's picture
Sep.01.2010
  Ah, the dog days.  Our town passed “hot” ten degrees back, and now the prospect of sundown teases us from lengthening shadows – the air remains torpid even though the mid-day heat has broken.  We share complaints with neighbors about how the heat makes everything seem harder: house work, yard...
r-michael-phillips's picture
Feb.17.2010
Characters- Part II This is the second of three short observations about Characters. No matter what traits a fiction writer can dream up for the characters that populate their stories, nothing compares to the quirks and traits of those you meet in real life. Allow me to expound a bit. Well, there I...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Dec.09.2009
night train window - everyone must be the same that is to say that i must see all with equal clarity there must be no more judgment or avoidance or distortion of character everyone  must be the same placed upon the smooth blackboard sheen of this night train window where there is no room for...
mylene-dressler's picture
Jul.08.2009
I haven't posted for some weeks now, and for this reason: my 86-year-old mother-in-law has been struggling all this time, mightily, bravely, with broken bones, a weakened heart, and a blood clot that despite the strongest medicine would not dissolve and let her be. Last week, we lost her. Momma...