Borrowing Ideas & Making Them New

They say that mimicry is flattery. These days, mimicry is a more subtle art. Sometimes it can lean more toward plagiarism than respect. However, beyond that pessimistic thought, borrowing other's ideas is a proven tactic if you're lacking ideas (or enough ideas for a whole plot). Indeed, it seems that, with all of the novels … Continue reading Borrowing Ideas & Making Them New


Short Story Prompt #1

Today's short story prompt was inspired by a Twilight Zone episode (The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Season 1, if you're curious). As usual, feel free to post in the comments below. A mysterious creature is approaching a small country town. It travels in the forest at night, slowly obliterating everything in its path. … Continue reading Short Story Prompt #1