He has always been a boy for wild, vivid dreams.
A collection of ficlets of various genres based on prompts and challenges. Likely to be all stand-alone stories (though some stories may reference each other) - expect a variety of characters and subject matter.
A collection of short scripts, most of which are not entirely serious.
Ten-year-old Collin White had always admired the fifth-grade Riley gang at school, and is therefore ecstatic when he gets the chance to go through the "initiation" to join them. Little does he know what a mistake he's making.
This is cross-posted from my account on Fictionpress, and is just a thing I wrote for an English assignment on horror stories back in eighth grade. Upon rereading it, I decided I liked it and submitted it to that year's Scholastic competition. I didn't make it past Nationals, but it was exceedingly fun to write all the same.
I don't really know where I got the initial idea to write this, though I do remember I derived inspiration from the crebainin The Lord of the Rings. (mild LOTR spoilers ahead)They're basically large, scary, crow-like birds that act as spies for the enemy. (end mild spoilers)I remember I initially set out to write something that was more psychologically horrifying then flat-out gore and violence, and though I'm not too sure if I managed to accomplish that, I still like the end product.
Thanks for reading!
- Nearing Midnight