S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris

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Welcome to my Blog! Here you’ll find posts about my life, inspiration I find on the way, and of course, writing updates, excerpts, and cover reveals! I’ll even be reviewing books I read (if you’re here for movies I’m into, check Monster thoughts). Grab your tea (or coffee) and stay awhile!

Super Short Story: Those Seconds

A college student awaits the end of time. 

It ticked away, those ancient seconds, and he stared at the clock again, though long ago had he abandoned hope. Nothing would change, even as the time passed. But damn, those seconds!

“I hope we’re not given like, a ridiculous amount of homework for the weekend,” the girl in the next seat whispered over the side of her desk.

He turned his weary gaze from the clock against the wall and blinked blearily, staring around at her. The dark gaze in her eyes…the hope shining within the brown circles of desire.

He cleared his throat and wiped away the silver of drool. “Yeah – yeah, I hope not.” And he tried his best invested grin but he felt it came across as more of a grimace: she suddenly looked incredibly uncomfortable and quickly stared down at her empty sheet of paper.

He smiled wryly: Class was almost done.

Finding the clock against the wall again, he stared at it, not seeing it this time…his mind was now lost on her brown eyes–

“Don’t forget to do the weekend packet and answer the additional questions attached to it – remember: this is ten percent of your grade.”

Grabbing his books and placing them back in his bag, he was careful to stare at the clock again, grinning widely as he knew his time, those seconds, were finally up.

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Another excellent post today thanks. I really enjoyed reading it very much. You have a great blog here.
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I liked reading your stuff. Thanks for sharing. Feel free to take a quick look at the novella I’m releasing on my blog. I’d be honoured to hear any feedback you might offer. Also, how did you get your stuff published on the creative writing page of wordpress.com? Thanks in advance!

😮 What? It’s published there? I had no idea! And I will gladly check out your work! Thanks for checking out mine! 🙂

Yeah, I found your post on the wordpress creative writing page:http://en.wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/creative-writing

I guess you can’t give any tips on how to get on there if you didn’t even know you were there in the first place;)

Thanks for checking out the blog. Any input helps!

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Planned Deadline: February 2023

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