...from our 1.2.14 meeting:

With this writing prompt and just 10 minutes to write, TWINE members produced some amazing pieces of micro-fiction! If you couldn't make it to our meeting, try this one at home. Set a timer and go (then email us what you come up with and we'll post it here!)

The Glow, by Licia
While running from crazed supernatural fans, Drew accidentally in his panic created another portal to another world. Seriously, it was not his fault. After his secret of sorcery leaked to the entire city, people had been following him like he was a boy-band member. Drew would've preferred to be hung and burned. So anyways, a few psychotic fans fell through his accidental portal after chasing him from the Wendy's on 5th and Parker. Usually he hated world-jumping, but he'd never harm a mortal. Unless it was his little brother, but his brother was a werewolf (if you wish to remain sane, don't ask.) Drew climbed into the portal and disappeared into the white. Then the portal slammed shut. This is why world-jumping is not fun.
Half Past Midnight, by Aisha
     "Jakob, I don't think we should be doing this," Christa said, walking slowly behind him.
     "Don't be a baby. It'll be fine," Jakob answered.
     Christa said nothing so they continued to walk through the snow-covered forest. It wasn't just that Christa thought it was a bad idea to be in a forest at half past midnight, but it was also cold.
     Jakob didn't seem to mind. With his fur-lined coat he walked briskly through the trail. Christa was much less covered with a dress that went only to her knees and a barely-there coat. She hadn't known they'd be hiking through the forest when she had gotten dressed earlier that night.
     Jakob had sprung it on her after they'd finished seeing Catching Fire in the cinema. It was their first date and Christa had wanted to seem brave. But now while she walked through the bushy woods, she was sure this would be their first and last date. They had only come out here because everyone at school was talking about an orb of light that seemed to remain in mid-air. Rumors had spread across the school like wildfire...



January Meeting Recap

"Villain" by stoneflower

We were a small but enthusiastic group this first meeting of 2014! We did the following writing prompts, which you are welcome to try at home:

1. Think of your favorite villains from fiction, TV, or film. Now choose one and write your villain's list of New Year's Resolutions. Extra: Read your list to someone and see if they can guess which villain it belongs to.

2. Now try the same exercise, but with your favorite hero or protagonist.

Here are a few of ours:

Online TWINE: Live Your Life, Freely

by Anonymous, Moran Prairie
LAX, by Drukelly

My short story features two elements: Lost luggage and a rainy day. 

“The winner of the Live Your Life, Freely contest sponsored by Nike Free Run 2013 is none other than… Kara Jenson! Kara, we hope you had your bags packed, your flight leaves at five! The winner will receive a call shortly informing her of where to pick up her ticket and how to live free! Thanks for entering, everyone.”
     I sat there in shock with this announcement. How could I have won? There must have been some mistake. I wheeled my pink suitcase fully packed for a trip to L.A. back to my room, only to hear my cell phone ring in my pocket.

                Call from: DJ Hot & Spicy
My heart skipped a few beats as my trembling fingers struggled to press the answer button.
     “Kara! I’m sure you heard, but you ARE the winner of the Live Your Life, Freely contest! Congratulations! In an hour a car will come to take you to the airport where you will begin your adventure. Additional Nike items will be provided in the car. Thank you for playing, and have fun!”
     I took out my suitcase and repacked everything. It seemed like only minutes had passed when a black stretch limo, emblazoned with the Nike symbol pulled up at my house and honked the horn. I ran outside and hopped in, to find enough Nike items to build a castle. I was in awe as I started looking through the items. Duffel bag, shoes, running shorts, sweatshirts, sweats, t-shirts tank tops and even socks had all been provided. I shouldn’t have packed.
     At 5 PM I boarded my nonstop flight to LA and sat down in first class to make myself comfortable. After we were safely in the air, one of the stewardesses asked me where my carry on was.
      I responded quickly. “I left it in the car, the driver was supposed to bring it!”
     The stewardess, Nancy, just shook her head. “Sorry honey, it appears none of your luggage made it on this flight.”
     My eyes watered as I struggled to compose myself. I packed nearly all my belongings in my suitcases! Nancy just handed me some water and left.
     As the plane touched down, a hard rain started pouring on the otherwise perfect Los Angeles day. Could this day get any worse? I thought. I neared my Nike limo and got inside, completely distraught. The driver smiled at me sheepishly and pointed at the trunk. I looked and to my amazement my luggage was there! My day brightened significantly, and so did the sky. The rain stopped just as we left the airport, and I couldn’t be happier.