Did you catch the first Classic Author feature of the year on Monday? This short story is a great tidbit feature to show you the depth of emotion you can find in Gabriel Morgan's work. Enjoy this excerpt if you can't decide if you want to check out the 700ish word short story (seriously, why not?!)
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Welcome to 2021 and a new series of Classic Author features. A lot of these stories are older ones you might not have read before, since many of our Classic Authors aren't active on the site anymore. Enjoy this year's features starting with Gabriel Morgan's short story, Days of Farewell, as we say farewell (and good riddance! to 2020). It's all about the goodbye.
Length: 705 words
Description: A Short Story. Thanks to John Mellencamp for the title and story prompt.
What does everything think of the new upgrade to GA? Myr and I were joking that the new font size was easier for us as we grow older Pretty soon, you might see this font which will be beneficial for both of us
Good Day Everyone!
Now don't worry, I'm sure we will have virtual screens by the day that we need this, no monitors or physical screens any more. Hey, that might be a story idea thinking how technology could improve older peoples lives. Now that I think of my dad trying to us
Hehehe, you know when I was in college, I had a writing teacher that had a somewhat comical, but very true, rule to follow when it came to getting your audience to truly feel a moment of intense emotional pain in your project. Works every time. He used to say, "If you want to make your audience cry...kill the dog!"
And, yes, he meant that literally. Script wise, anyway.
You can have Rambo gun down an army of enemies in a foreign land, or have Iron Man burn a bunch of terrorists to ashe
Welcome back to another Prompt Friday. I have some offerings to tempt you into writing.
Prompt 850 - Creative
Tag - List of Words
Use the following words in a story - London Bridge, swiss chocolate, a torn ticket, a Welsh Corgi, and a blue umbrella.
Prompt 851 - Creative
Tag - Destiny
It was the day from hell and you weren't sure you could handle any more stress. Falling into you bed, you curse, saying "It's all Destiny's fault." You wake to find an older man who is
Okay all!!!! I know I haven't been very active on the site for a while, and I appreciate the rest of the team, especially @wildone for helping get things done. I'm really hoping to be able to be more active on the site, but with a toddler and school, I still might not be able to be as active as I used to be. With that being said, who is ready for another installment of Author Guess Who? You will have until the 27th to get your guesses in. So check these answers out, and see if you think you kno
As many of you know, we have an absolutely wonderful team of reviewers here at Gay Authors. The are the ones responsible for all the wonderful reviews you see at least once a month, sometimes twice!
Sometimes real life gets in the way and our reviewers struggle to provide more than a couple of reviews a year. We're looking for some more reviewers to help us out! This is open to all GA members.
Can't commit to reviews on a regular basis? That's perfectly okay! Maybe you've read an awe
Please be forewarned!!! I'm on a staycation and I already did a deep clean on my condo today. So now I'm bored and have nothing to do as there is no traveling and such in my area of the world. So expect to see me creating havoc all over GA I may be lurking around every corner, ready to pounce on the unsuspected people of GA. I will leave my calling card wherever I have been . Be scared, be very scared
Now if you believe me, I also have ocean front property in Arizona. Bought it unseen
A big, heartfelt, hug to all of you fellow writers who tuned in today, right here, at Gay Authors! Welcome to a new brand new flurry of writing articles that I hope will be useful to all of you who are already massively talented in everything that you do, but are ambitious enough to still search for an added edge wherever you can find one! And also for those of you who are looking for that little 'push' that might get you started on your first project!
Honestly, I'm no expert on any of this
Ok, so you all may remember an article that I did on exposition in your fiction a few months back...but I'd like to go a little bit more in depth when it comes to finding ways to create and finesse that exposition, how it works, and why it works.
Basically, it's the art of writing without writing. It's the craft of being able to paint a vivid picture in the minds of your readers to deliver a message without having to write it out for them. There are certain techniques that you can use to ac
Greetings. Sorry if I am not a familiar face, but I had to take some time away from the site. However, I am back to tease and cajole you into possibly writing a prompt for us. Welcome to the prompts of 2021.
Prompt 848 - Creative
Tag - First Line
"That was the last thing I ever expected to see."
Prompt 849 - Creative
Tag - New Man
When you left work on Friday, your best friend told you he planned to start a weight loss program so he would be a new man by the end of
So...I want you all to take a few seconds, and think about your life in it’s entirety.
Your entire life, as a whole. Childhood, adolescence, adulthood. How do you envision it in your mind? Do you think about that day you picked up some extra eggs and milk from the grocery store? Do you think about the night you sat on the couch and watched TV for six hours straight? Or maybe you’re thinking about that gas bill you paid, or that time you got a parking ticket? Hehehe, you might be, I don’t kn
Oh, no. He's in timeout. He has been making fun of me all day. And I was just being cute and funny. I don't need a therapist, but I'm taking my time with RitS. And....as it turns out...I haven't mentioned Dave's eye color! I stayed up and I read my whole book.
*gasp* East and West. My arch enemies! I end up Googling a compass about once every six months or so.
I must be showing my age too! Because I could have sworn the Arctic Ocean was mysteriously both at the northern and southe
Your eye color conundrum resonates with me. Heaven knows I’ve screwed up some aspect of character continuity often enough only to be gently corrected by a kind beta reader. As for the oceans, well, cartography is changeable. I learned the oceans differently to those you named, so I must be showing my age.
I can totally relate to the eye color thing. I've gone back and scoured chapters before because I knew I mentioned it and didn't want to get it wrong. So I feel your pain! As far as the oceans go... well, I would say you're well ahead of the majority of Americans, some of which can't even locate the Pacific or the Atlantic, or even know if they live on the East or West coast... And yes, that was an actual conversation I had with a friend of mine in COLLEGE
You poor baby! Noah needs to kiss it and make it better so you don't stress yourself out too much! Tell him I said so! hehehe Even though him doing that might bring you more pleasure and take you away from GA for awhile, but it will be worth it! hehehe Just take a slow cleansing breath and let that and the love of your life help you get through all the laughable things you have forgotten and you will be good. We can wait! Your needs need to be taken care of first and ours last. We will be fine!
Well you know I am all in....Hell you could write about toilet paper and I would read it!!! Seriously, I have a lot of time on my retired hands and I love reading your stories... I don't know what it is but I can just get into your stories, journal entries, blog... It's such a captivating read for me. It is so easy for me to lose myself in your works. Hours will have past and I'll think to myself "where the hell did the time go?". Love the deer shifter!! Another new concept from an awe ins