Night at the Asylum – Hours 8-10

Written by Nimika Bhatnagar, from wordhaven,

and Audrey Francis-Plante, from audreywritesabroad

HOUR 8

“Okay, okay,” I mutter to myself as I walk toward the next room. “Calm down. It was all in your head. It’s all just in your head.”

It’s in your head.

It’s in your head.

It’s in your head.

 

I cross the hole in a wall where a door used to stand and step into a corridor with about five doors on each side of it. I open the first door on my right.

 

He’s in my room.

 

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Editing a Short Story – Before & After

Editing is weird.

Part of me really hates it because work bleeehhh.

Part of me really loves it because the satisfaction in stripping down a piece of writing and making it sound much better is just addictive. So addictive in fact that it’s hard to take a step back from the work and realize that it’s as close as finished as it can be.

I recently edited a short story of mine, Pink Hair, Red Blood, and I felt like sharing an excerpt of the edited version with you guys. Just cause.

So here goes.

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