Damned Words

One of Pen of the Damned’s most recent features is the addition of Damned Words into our schedule – once a rotation we review an image, photographed and supplied by our own Nina D’Arcangela, and each write a one hundred word flash inspired by what we see.

It is wonderful to see the weird places each of our different personalities takes us. I’ve said it before but I will do so again – the world is made up of billions of people, and each of them different. Exercises like this are a pleasure and a treat because they serve to highlight those differences. We are working from the same image, we write with the same dark predilections, but still we produce different stories, exploring different themes, told in different voices and tones… It is this unique opportunity to share another person’s private perspective of the world that makes writing so magical.

I have linked the three Damned Words exercises below for your ease of access – enjoy.

Damned Words 1

Damned Words 2

Damned Words 3 NEW

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfectly said, Thomas! 😉

  2. Joseph Pinto says:

    These 100 word flash pieces are not as easy as one would think. But a great exercise for the mind nonetheless, especially when it comes to seizing a thought/emotion and running with it.

    Thank you, Tom!! 🙂

  3. good stuff Thomas – thanks your 100 words were damned good

  4. Hunter Shea says:

    Reblogged this on Hunter Shea and commented:
    Because I’ve been working on a huge project and beset with other issues, I was, unfortunately, not able to be with my fellow damned on this one. Hell, they didn’t need me anyway. Check it out…

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