For a fun homeschool writing assignment, my mom had us write a 300-400 word story beginning with this sentence: When they finally unlocked the door, they were met by the smell of furniture polish and old books. It had to have a surprise ending. I really enjoyed writing this piece, and I hope you enjoy […]Read More Flash Fiction | The Unexpected Visitors
You may have been wondering, What is Shae up to? She’s been very inactive on the blogosphere lately. Well, I have been extremely busy! I miss interacting with you guys more, but I’ve got different priorities that I did when I started my first blog at twelve years old. Now I have junk like work […]Read More My Tips on Applying for Scholarships
This is a more serious post than usual for this blog, but it is part of my “days.” 🙂 I wrote this essay for school, and my mom (who is also my teacher) helped me edit it after I turned it in. It’s about the existence of evil and free will. Let me know what […]Read More Why Do We Have Free Will?
Lately, I’ve been writing scholarship essays. Fun stuff, right? 😉 Well, I though you guys might find this one interesting. The question was, “What is the importance of civic engagement and service learning?” “Civic engagement” and “service learning” are good practices in themselves, but they seem to be associated with progressive education and possibly socialism. […]Read More An Interesting Essay
For my second year of creative writing in 4-H, I wrote a poem to present at the fair. I’ve agonized over these words for quite some time. 🙂 Now, the time has come to share it with you guys! After you read the poem, I would so appreciate it if you would comment and answer […]Read More What Do You Think of my Poem?
Here’s the second half of the piece of dialogue I posted last week! Let me know what you thought. Jonas drops his shoulders and releases tension he didn’t realize he carried. Suddenly, he remembers the food in front of him. “So, who was this life-altering email from?” Before Amelie can reply, the kitchen door swings […]Read More Dinner with the Dietrichs, Part Two
I wrote a lot this spring for my writing portfolio to show at the fair. I thought you guys might like reading some more samples of what I did! Here’s Part One of a piece of dialogue I wrote. Jonas and Amelie Dietrich have spent the day together. They spend every day together while […]Read More Dinner with the Dietrichs, Part One
Image credit Engin_Akyurt For my final entry in the 4-H fair, I wrote three rhymed poems. Don’t look so shocked! I’m trying to step outside my comfort zone. Anyway, here they are. All feedback is welcome. our healer we need a great physician in our sickness-ridden land to heal a black infection with his skillful, […]Read More Creative Writing Fair Entry
Another one of my 4-H creative writing exercises was to write a poem! I considered copping out and using the poem I wrote a while ago, but I decided to write a new one instead, for more practice. During the process of writing this one, another one wrote itself in my mind. Here’s the one that wrote itself. I’m […]Read More Windows | A Poem
For 4-H this year, one project I signed up for is creative writing. (Big shock, I know.) Yesterday, I did an exercise in the project book, which was to write a short story with specific words. I didn’t really have any idea where I was going with it, so the end was a surprise to […]Read More The Winning Pie | A Short Story