Saturday, 24 September 2011

A Test Of Skill

Today could end up being a relatively short post if I'm honest. But you know me and my incredible ability to make posts five times as long by adding many pointless words such as these. It's not that I'm out of ideas, it's just that I'm wondering how well I do on writing about something not of my own choosing, maybe something that actually I don't know a great deal about. Maybe writing a speech, or a letter, or an essay, anything like that. A poem even. I mean, I wrote a haiku about Raccoons on the spot for the good Hasidic Plumber (it really was on the spot lol), just give me a subject and I can probably get it done. Or at least give it a go.

So, today, I come to you asking not for ideas for posts, but for things you want me to write, just to challenge my ability to write. Be it a letter to someone, be it anything. I just want to test my ability as a writer, and who knows, if this goes well, maybe I could actually consider a career as a journalist or freelance writer. If that happens I WILL be back for advice on how to do that.

Tomorrow is a Sunday, which means I can just have my regular ol' music post, and consider which ones to write up, and maybe even make a start on them, and then next week I'll put them up. If I can get them done lol. So next week, a supreme amount of effort is going to go into the blog ^_^

And because I cannot have a short post, here is a short creepypasta I wrote. A creepypasta is essentially a short story that's creepy and gets passed around a lot. I guess right now it's just a creepy story unless people pass it on. It's pretty short, and I was looking for an excuse to post it, so I have one! Enjoy!


Michael was walking down the street when he felt something bump into him. When he looked to see what it was though, he couldn't find anything. He was the only person around, and he couldn't spot anything that might have hit him either. Not thinking much of it he kept walking home after his night at the bar.

He got home and was just starting to forget about the incident when he heard his doorbell. It was pretty late, so he was a bit cautious. But when he opened the door there was no one there. Cursing quietly, he shut the door, thinking it was just the kids out past their bedtimes. It was then he noticed just how late it actually was and decided to go to sleep.

He had fairly troubled sleep, and woke up the next morning feeling not too much better than when he went to bed, and was woken by someone ringing his doorbell again. Walking down the stairs, trying to shake the sleep away, he was once again greeted by an empty doorway. He thought he heard some laughter behind him, so he shut the door and looked around. But all he saw, once again, was nothing. He decided to just get some breakfast, and next time he heard the bell, he'd check to see who it was before opening the door again.

He didn't have to wait too long before the bell rang again, and this time he did look through the curtain, but didn't see anybody there. He could still hear the doorbell going, but couldn't see anyone ringing it. He shook his head, trying to clear it, when the ringing suddenly stopped. Presuming he had just imagined it, he let it be and watched some television. While he was watching though the channel changed every so often, and he couldn't find the remote. When he went up to the TV to see if a button was stuck, he was sure he felt something covering the button, but as soon as he felt it, the feeling disappeared.

After quite an uneventful day he went to bed again, and once again had nightmares. This time of people with pointed ears and slits for eyes. When he woke up in the middle of the night, he was sure he could still see them. After blinking for a few times they disappeared, so he assumed it was just something left on his eyes from the nightmare. After managing to calm down, he tried to go to sleep again.

When he woke up properly though, he did see the creatures again, and this time, they didn't seem to go away. They hadn't noticed he had seen them though. He noticed quite a few of them and in a bit of a shock, he also noticed they had quite big claws. He shut his eyes, willing himself to wake up, that it was all just a horrible nightmare, and when he opened them again, the creatures were gone. Breathing a sigh of relief he closed his eyes again. This time when he opened them though one of the creatures was sat on him, it's claws in his chest.

The last thing he heard was a raspy voice telling him he should have who was there before opening the door from the start.

26 comments:

  1. Short post my ass :P

    Truly insightful words, mister.

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  2. I definitely think you could be a journalist.

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  3. You're a prolific writer my friend and damn good too.

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  4. Have you ever tried writing a letter to your sixteen year old self? Or to an age when you could have used some guidance/advice?

    Maybe you could write a prayer, a love letter, or a poem with rhyming couplets!

    Maybe you could write a letter from your five year old self to your current self?

    Just some ideas off the top of my head :)

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  5. Write about why you don't like freckles. :)

    "he should have who was there"
    Missing a word there? Or maybe I just didn't get the point or something.

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  6. Mmmmm, not quite fair for me to judge you since I'm a connoisseur of creepypasta. It wasn't bad though.

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  7. Im going to make this post short
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    continues for 5 paragraphs

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  8. Write a story about a cowgirl whose scared of horses.

    I'm no judge but for what it's worth I think you write really well...except you missed a word out of the story lol.
    I do that - I'm fine at spelling I just lose entire words. But yeah, you should go for it !

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  9. michael... i love that name lol~ could you (mark of present) write to mark of ten years ago? ^_^

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  10. oh crap... hazel already beat me to that idea...

    well, write an entire blog post quoting song lyrics

    i dare all of you! ^_^ best one gets the Lyricist Award!

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  11. Most would take out the part of saying how short it would be once the post stops being short lol.

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  12. Write some deep-ass poetry. Filled with metaphors and all that good stuff.

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  13. @Indistinctive Writer

    I love your idea...I might give that a go, but what about if your blog title is in fact song lyrics and your name is about song titles ?? I WIN !!

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  14. Mad props on your writing skill.
    Once upon a time, I too wanted to explore the profession of professional writing. However, I know the market is fastly growing and vast.

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  15. @Hazel I want to write a letter to my forty year old self because my doctor said I'd be lucky to live till 30 >_> But I have no way to make sure I read it, and to make sure I don't read it before time, plus it's going to be private. However a letter to a younger self could possibly be a good idea it's going to be emotional though lol. I'll work on it, see if I can do it without slitting my wrists.

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  16. @Bob There are three missing words "I fucked up". Though the actual missing word is "seen". I sometimes think faster than I type and don't realise I've missed a word or two.

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  17. @Bob There are three missing words "I fucked up". Though the actual missing word is "seen". I sometimes think faster than I type and don't realise I've missed a word or two.

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  18. @Bob There are three missing words "I fucked up". Though the actual missing word is "seen". I sometimes think faster than I type and don't realise I've missed a word or two.

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  19. @Henry Cut me some slack it was a first attempt and I've read a massive amount of them myself lol. Typically at 2 in the morning for reasons beyond my understanding.

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  20. @dirtycowgirl I'll see what I can do :) and I've already addressed the missing word in another comment. This is what happens when you don't proof read :P

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  21. @Indistinctive Writer That would require several days of listening to songs lol, and the post would be about 20 times longer than this one. I would write a letter to ten years younger, but it wouldn't be very "hope for the future". Those kind of letters are usually "Don't worry about the now, you'll become an awesome person" but I don't think I can really give myself that much hope for the future.

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  22. @ShawIt wouldn't have been long if I didn't stick the story in there, which is the point I stuck it in there lol.

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