Pack Your Bags For An Adventure

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They say time flies, but over the past year with The Narrator, it seems like time strapped on a jetpack and soared. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was writing my first prompt? Although it feels like I’ve just begun, writing for The Narrator has already been a very rewarding experience for me. Before learning […]

Orcs, Hobbits and Dragons

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A torrent rain of black and silver metal plummets into the massive army of humanoid-beast, a great rush of screams, cries and roars pierce the night air. Thousands and thousands of blood-thirsty Orcs flood the slopes of the foothills, warring against the dwarves of the mountain. The short bearded-combatants battle back against the monstrosities with […]

Post A Facebook Story

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I just have to type in “f” on my search bar, hit enter, and it’s there to greet me every time: “What’s on your mind?” asks Facebook. Most of the time, it seems that what’s on my mind is much less important than what’s already on my newsfeed. No matter what they contain or who […]

Would the Real St. Nick Please Stand Up?

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                    St. Nicholas has become quite the celebrity since being associated with Santa Claus but who he really was still remains somewhat of a mystery to most. Santa and St. Nick are actually pretty different from each other besides an association with children and a beard. […]

Give An Awful Christmas Gift

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Wait, it’s December already? Christmas is coming up fast. I have exactly three weeks to buy presents for my siblings and my parents, and I have no idea what to get them. I don’t know how I didn’t see this coming. I’m always the one making last minute trips to the mall (and I mean […]

Enter a Jurassic World of Imagination

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The bleach-white sun glows through the windows and into the enormous dwelling of real-life behemoths. We have entered the popular dinosaur exhibit located on Level 4 of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This enormous space is home to a world that existed 65 million years ago. For over 135 million years, dinosaurs […]

Say Thanks To Your Favorite Writers

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“What are you thankful for?” asks my dad. It happens every Thanksgiving: he will throw out the time-honored question, and we’ll each try to come up with our answers, which are usually as unoriginal as the question itself. The perennial responses include references to family, friends, food, and shelter, or just gratitude for a day […]

Is There Even Turkey?

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Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” has become the iconic image of the American Thanksgiving but how has that image changed since the painting was first published in 1943? In a college class I took, we had to analyze this painting and discuss how the image would be different if it was part of a government […]

I Feel Their Pain

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One of our workshop participants, Allan Yashin, is having his play performed over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mr. Yashin has been working on his plays during our NYWC workshop at the 14th Street Y. He said “… [the] first time I wrote about them [the main characters] was nearly five years ago during a Writers Coalition […]

Throw The Script Out The Window

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The most interesting part of a story is the end. Why? Because the final sentence of a book or the closing scene in a movie are like the last words of someone on their deathbed: every word and gesture is fraught with meaning. Whenever I read a book, I always like to linger on the […]