The Giant Creative Writing Archive

Amazingly, I'm still here. However, I still am not receiving mail from anyone... very disappointed in my writers. Yeah, yeah, I've been less than dependable all these years, and I hardly have the right to complain about you not writing for me just because I'm finally making time for you. But complain I will, just the same.
And since I've always said that this site is for any form of creative writing, I'll take this opportunity to do a bit of writing of my own. Complaining, of course, which is what I do best. So here goes.
I want to complain about the companies that make pants for women. Jeans, specifically. Do all of you out there realize that Levi's only makes women's jeans in 32 length? That seems pretty long to me. They make men's jeans as short as 30. Hmm... what's wrong with this picture? Levi's is willing to accomodate men who have legs that are 30 inches long, but women (who, last I checked, were shorter than men on average) have to have 32 inch or pay to get they're pants altered. Why? Because women are more willing to buy clothes that don't fit them. Why do we take this?
On the jeans note, after buying my pair of men's 501s, I proceeded to the Gap, mostly out of curiosity (I've bought clothing only once in my life at the Gap: jeans that were on mega sale for $10 a pair). I checked the women's section, and was immediately attacked by a salesperson, who insisted on finding me a pair of jeans to try on. She asked my size, of course, which I didn't really know... you know, women's sizing at the Gap is that weird 8-10-12 thing. I asked what the equivalent to a 34 might be. "Um... I'm not sure," she answered. "Probably 8 or 10." Right. I tried on the 10, since I was pretty damn sure I couldn't cram my hips into an 8. I discovered that I couldn't cram my hips into a 10 either. Didn't bother with risking the indignity of not being able to cram myself into a 12, though I'm fairly sure it would have fit fine. So I guess that 12 is the equivalent to a 34.
Now, my reason for all this isn't to rant, but to set the stage for the main point I'd like to make. The largest size the Gap sells is a 12. I, personally, don't think I'm particularly huge, and I wear a 34 (i.e. 12, for those of you who didn't get that yet.) 34 is, in fact, the average woman's waist size. Which means that the Gap is cutting off half the women in countries that have Gap stores. Huh??? Sorry, you're too fat for us, we don't want your money. Does this sound like a good way to do business? Maybe they should stop hiring salespeople who think they're flattering customers by telling them they should wear a couple sizes smaller than they do (which, if you've been in my position before, you'll understand really means "I can't believe you could be as fat as to wear the largest size we sell,) and instead invest in making clothes that fit real women, not supermodels.
Anyway, that's over, so on with the page... e-mail me to tell me what you think about women's clothing (or anything else, for that matter.)
So, as was said before, this website is space for creative writing of any sort, including essays, novellas, short stories, poetry, songs (music as well as lyrics), and anything else you can think of. Just email it to me. Of course, if you want to send me a whole novel, do it in installments, or I won't be too happy.
If you don't want to have your e-mail address posted along with your writing, don't forget to let me know!!! Keep in mind that if your email address is posted, you get feedback... but it isn't always positive.
It's also good to include a very short summary of your work, or I'll write a nasty one myself. Ha ha ha ha ha...!
Also, if you like, I can post a short bio at the end of your work, just send that, too.
And a word about plagiarism: while it may seem necessary to plagiarize (especially when that essay is due bright 'n' early tomorrow morning), at least get the author's permission first. If you're going to steal their hard work, you owe them that much.
Another word about plagiarism: read the note above!!! I mean it. I've received e-mails in the past requesting my permission to plagiarize some of the works here, and it's really not mine to give. If you can't get in touch with the writer, too bad!!! Write your own stuff, pass or fail, and learn how to write better. Or find a writer you can get in touch with. How would you feel if someone were to steal your very thoughts, trying to pass them off as their own?
Oh, also, I'm feeling the need to keep a journal lately, and since it's all the craze to make one's journal accessible to all the folks one doesn't know by putting it all online, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. Anyone who feels a need to read my rantings and ravings and bitching and moaning can click here.

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Short Fiction:

  • The Hunt, by Kyle Centers.
    A short story with a cool ending.

  • One Is Empty, by Dane Colson.
    A tragic short story.

  • With the Sun Behind me, by Steve Frost.
    A short story about an unofficial date.

  • Strange Love, by Jakeemo.
    This is a sad, but romantic short story.

  • Morning, by Sarah Rettger.
    "A twisted, first-person vignette."

  • Vampires Kiss, by Sean Gray.
    A nice little vampire romance.

  • Finger of Obsidian, by Peter Jansen.
    A beatifully written short story, full of symbolism.

  • Last Call, by Peter Jansen.
    A sci-fi/western fusion.

  • Our Friend Steven, by John Douglass.
    "My story speaks of the special relationship of three Catholic elementary school friends set in the late 1950's."

  • A House of Lights, by Ian Osborne.
    A story about hope.

    Essays:

    New!

  • A Special Place Which I Have Visited, by Jimmy TC Mah.
    A short essay about an incredible beach.

  • The Expulsion of Gas, by Erick Desjardins.
    An essay about, well, farting.

  • Why is Sex Wrong? by Jill Whitney.
    An essay about society's problems with sex.

  • Summer Vacation, by Andy Dennis.
    Or: How Not to Write an Essay

  • My Mother, by Jimmy TC Mah.
    A sweet, descriptive essay.

    Poetry:

  • 1 3/4 A Holy War, by Pat Lynch.
    A poem about the creation and destruction of war.

  • Gone, by John Isaac Elm.
    "A poem? Or a collection of tortured rantings?"

  • Life, a poem by Brian Rood.

  • I am a Hawk, by Mohammad Saleem.
    "I spoted a kawk circling around, in Blue Hill Reservation, near Boston, and I made this one up, I hope you will like it."

  • Three Poems by Jennifer Attonito.
    These poems are more prosaic than most, sort of very-short stories.

  • A collection of poems on negative themes, by Diane Novogrodsky.

  • A line of poetry by John Hopkin:
    "As soon as you think of now, now is not now."

    Novels and Works in Installments:

  • Chapter 1 of a story by Michelle Rice.
    "If you are a teenage girl, you'd like this story. It's about someone just like you, growing up, learning about life."

  • Chapter 1 of Lester Segarnick's autobiography.

  • Chapter 2 of Lester Segarnick's autobiography.

  • Chapter 3 of Lester Segarnick's autobiography.

  • Chapter 1 of Vampires, by Phil Bowman (formerly known as "Mr. Burrito.")
    A story about the night life.

  • Chapter 2 of Vampires, by Phil Bowman.

    More will be added soon!!


  • Shadow Walker's Site. She posts her own work, mostly poetry.
  • create-torium, another poetry site.
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