The assignment was to take the phrase: "I have seen things in shadow that should not be seen by light of day" and write something using the phrase in the work or as a title. Limit 500-1500 words. Then, pick ten words and replace them using a thesaurus. The goal was to work on word usage and to make people more aware of their word selection.
Here are the offered assignments. Please go and enjoy them, offer constructive feedback. I will post links as received through Friday morning. If I have missed anyone, drop me a line.
Stewart Sternberg's short work about a soldier caught in by an IED in Iraq
Jon Zech's story about something in the woods
Donkey's Heart of Darkness dealing with the despair of the third world
Deslily writes about slipping into madness and isolation
Travis serves up the world of shadow through a snippet about vampirism
A dark shop that deals in shadow from "A Wee Cuppa Tea"
SQT has given us a story about my favorite theme: Redemption. And a character named Father Stewart. Gotta love it.
GUGON has made a return and given us something in a Lovecraftian vein..I hope Gugon makes an appearance this coming Thursday
This last one is from Jon The Intergalactic...not really fitting in to the assignment, but I'm posting this as a fun example of pulp, something I am working on capturing right now. So Jon, thanks for the inspiration.