Write a pastiche of your favourite TV show.
Unlike a parody, a pastiche is a piece of work that intentionally copies another work’s style in order to celebrate it. If you find this hard to imagine, think of a very typical feature of your favourite show, and emmulate this in your writing.
A cottage, in the unknown, huddles under the cold win marching through the countryside. Under bountiful trees shedding their mass, the cottage is made from stones stacked on top of each other and covered in ivy. It’s warm, lantern-lit windows are welcoming, but they are deceiving.
“Bring them to me child,” a flickering voice orders, “And I will fill their heads with wool.” The lady chuckles from ...
Tonight on Abracadabra Greed, we explore the sleazy underbelly of the illicit traffic of counterfeit cursed items. This is Kasey Steel and we are drawing back the occultist’s curtain with a one on one interview with outlaw turned agent Paulie “CandyMan” Snickers and his familiar, Alonysius. Our story starts in this bucolic farming community Slipknot, just outside of Topeka, Kansas. Amongst the da...
I thought life was weird enough, until he started showing up.
Stirring cream into my coffee, I heard and saw him for the first time.
He was sitting in my kitchen, on a stool, speaking into the air. “You are about to enter another dimension…” he started saying.
I took a long sip of my coffee and blinked a few times. How the hell did this guy get in here?
“…a dimension not only of sight and s...
Who is that? Shack asked that’s Maleficent! Oh my goodness I love her already I’m going to talk with her hello there beautiful! He said she was stunned who said that? I did she smiled you’re nice! I love you seriously your cape is so fantastic! He said she blushed ha ha it’s nothing really...
FADE IN TO BLACK
A chyron of the title fades in as a narrator establishes the show’s dual premise.
In the food services system, the customer is served by two separate but equally important groups: The chefs who cook the food and the wait staff that serve it. These are their stories.
The double-tap DING DING of a diner’s “order up!” bell creates an audio tag that signifies a cha...
In high school, there were these six people who despised each other. No particular reason, except that they all made sure each other’s lives were a living hell. Why? This all started back in elementary school, when they were all playing together and one boy pushed a girl playfully. This was misinterpreted by another girl and she pushed that boy. It all escalated into one big fight after that.
So no one told you life was going to be this way? Your job's a joke, you're broke, and you're love life's DOA. It's like you're always stuck in second gear, when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year. I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour. I'll be there for you, like I've been there before. I'll be there for you, cause you're there for me too....
Skye grinned, gaping at the white inside of the old police box doors. Dark, yellow light shimmered through the small rectangular windows. Twin beams of light stretched in from the outside, pooling over the floor like paint smudges.
Skye's grin widened, and she bounced on the balls of her feet.
New light, she thought. Light from a new world—a new planet—just waiting for her right outside those ...
The judges looked down at my draft on the gingham table. I bit my lip as they began to read the hastily stapled book.
“Hmm. The first few chapters read well, but I think you’ve mixed your plot up a bit too much. It’s a bit muddled and hard to make sense of. Not enough twists for me.” Said Andrew Notes.
Meanwhile Sandra Simile finished looking at the second copy and smiled almost as brightly as ...
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