Excerpt from a modern Rapunzel story She swung back and forth and looked down at her mother. "I promise I'll be safe. You said I always will be if I stay here." "Yes, I know, Rapunzel. I still worry about you now will you please come down here and at least give me a hug before I leave?" The teenager giggled. She grabbed one side of her hair-swing and let the rest fall to the floor. She carefully slide down to the ground, then walked over to her mother and embraced her. "Are you sure I can't go with you?" Rapunzel asked. "I am absolutely sure. I don't want you getting hurt out there. Besides, even if you went, we couldn't take Mercenary with us." Rapunzel look
The Claw She woke up with a start and her head was pounding. That's good. I'll assume I'm not dead. The girl tried to focus and realized she was surrounded by something very bright pink. She stood up, the ground beneath her giving away like a pillow. "Hello?" No answer. She frowned and took a single step forward. Before she could take another, the entire world shook. A loud smack echoed around her, and she fell over. She looked around, frantic. "That one! That one, that one!" Someone squealed in a voice so loud the girl had to cover her ears. "That one? That specific one? Not the one next to it?" another, vaguely familiar voice asked. "
Getting Ideas for a StoryNotes before you startAlways, always, always keep a notebook or sketch pad with you. You may come up with a random idea and want to jot it down. If you have no immediate access to a paper and pen, pull out a cell phone, or other electronic and find a place to save it on that.Also, when you get in a comic/story writing mood, focus on it, and think about it all the time when you aren't with people. If you have friends who will listen, bounce some ideas off them.I. Character DevelopmentPhysical FeaturesPastPersonalityComparison to OthersII. PlotStart at the BeginningStart at the MiddleStart at the EndIII. The WorldHisto
Before OriginsThe young elf stretched. She closed the book sitting on her lap and set it next to her inkwell on her bedside table. Kallian stood up and pulled her hair into it's usual short, tight ponytail. Two strangling strands fell in front of her face and a scowl crossed her face."Kalli!"The call made the woman look up. Two other elves came towards her, one a woman with red hair, and red cheeks, the other a man with short brown hair. The woman pranced over to her and collapsed against Kallian."Kalli, KalliKalli!" she giggled. "You shoulda been there! The elder was telling this story to the children about the shems, an--""Shianni! Don't spill my
Kay-Lyn Cooper ProloguePrologue: A lie unfolding Ten years. I've hid my lie for ten years from Carmelita. To anyone else, I could keep this up. I could easily continue living this lie, but to her... I've always managed to be truthful in the end, I realized. If I disguised myself, I left something to let her know it was me. But this isn't me. I still miss my old pals. I use to watch the van races just to see how Murray was doing, and took up the case of trying to catch Bentley, just to see what he had planned next. Murray settled down, though. And Bentley hasn't been on the field as much. I just can't let go. I feel like I'm just wrapping more lies around my wif
Kay-Lyn Cooper Ep. 1Episode 1: The Cooper GangI couldn't bring myself to tell Kayly what I thought, because I didn't think her mother was coming home. Carmelita, she always had feeling for me. We both knew it, but she couldn't see more than that black and white outline to made for herself when it came to crime. And now? I was a thief again. No matter what I had tried to say.Kay-Lyn... I told her the truth of the bedtime stories I would always tell her. That they had been my adventures before marrying Carmelita. She... accepted them. Almost with open arms. It made me realize, despite how much she looked like her mother, she had more then the face mark to show
Kay-Lyn Cooper Ep. 2Episode 2: Prowler in the GrassAnd the gang was back together.It was anything but old times. Murray dove with a ferocity I've never seen in him. Bentley was near panicking as he poured over his plans and research. And the kids... Where doing whatever we were. They sat in back, but they copied our positions. Patsy and Kayly were in front of Courtney. They were talking, while Courtney clicked away on a laptop.I wasn't happy with bringing them along with us, but the look Kayly had given me back at Bentley's...She needed her mother back as much as I needed my wife.Bentley and Murray occasionally went into a conversation about how Penelo
Kay-Lyn Cooper Ep. 3Episode Three: Streets of FrightAnxious is what Bentley said. My pacing around, my foot tapping while he was looking into where his own letter came from. I was being anxious.I don't know what else I should be. I can't do anything while we travel. Murray got kidnapped while I was right there. We even went to try and get Helena, but she was gone as well. While we were traveling, Patsy just stared at the window, tears rolling down her cheeks.It reminded me of the time Murray lost the van.Kayly and Courtney demanded they stay with us. Patsy refused to be left out now that both her parents had been captured. She wanted to help get them bac