Ignore that voice

Originally posted on Surreal Sentence:
? [What if the characters in a story realized they were in a story? This is a metafiction story in which the characters decide to stop listening to the writer.] Ed closed the door to his room behind him and pulled Bella into his arms. She gasped as if a…

Metafiction (Ashwin)

Definition: Metafiction is a form of fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions and traditional narrative techniques. In other words: Metafiction is self-conscious about language, literary form, storytelling, and directly or indirectly draw attention to their status as artifacts. Why…

The Butterfly effect (Kartik Patiar)

“You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.” — Fichte, The Vocation of Man In one of Stephen King’s greatest works, 11/22/63, a young man named Jake discovers a portal in a diner’s pantry which leads back to 1958….

Pretend to play a part (Pavan)

A last-minute set of prompts from Pavan. Prompts: Your 5 year old daughter is scared of cockroaches, and there is a huge cockroach in her room. You have to pretend you are not scared of cockroaches and try and get rid of it. You are an avid meat lover and are pretending to be vegan…

LITERARY MINIMALISM (Vishaka)

LITERARY MINIMALISM “If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them.” -Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon The…

Satire (Devanshu)

Write club 28/07/2018 Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive…

Foreshadowing (Amel)

Foreshadowing Foreshadowing as a literary or narrative technique is defined as dialogue, action, or an event that: sets the stage for a story to unfold and gives the reader a hint of something that’s going to happen without revealing the story or spoiling the suspense. prepares your readers on a sub-conscious level for what’s coming,…

Folkloring from the Apocalypse (By Yedu)

This is it, guys. Fin. The end. We all thought it would be because of nuclear war or climate change. Hell, we even expected the apocalypse to come in the form of murderous alien hordes. But apparently none of us got it right. The real danger was sitting right next to us, digging into their…

Terror-Horror-Gore (By Nikita)

THG (Terror-Horror-Gore) Let’s begin with Math In 2004, researchers came up with the perfect formula for what elements makes a horror movie scary: (ES + U + CS + T) 2 + S + (TL + F)/2 + (A + DR + FS)/N + sin(x) – 1 [1] ES = Escalating Music; U = Unknown, CS…

Diaspora (By Soumya R)

The word diaspora was first largely used to show the “displacement” of Jews from Israel into exile into various countries and continents across the word. The word, diaspora is also used to indicate “spreading about” or to “scatter about.” It can also be used in the psychological sense of being “in between.” A little after…