A tune in a different key…

Memoria (Excerpted from Come As You Are, a novel in progress) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer   Hannah’s cousins were a disappointment.  Cliquish and silly, they pretty much ignored her – interloper that she was – once they’d exhausted all points of inquiry about life in California. Did she surf, they asked […]

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Life as a starting point.

Robots and Dinosaurs (From Come As You Are, a novel in progress) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Hannah softly finished off the last verse of Old MacDonald had a Farm as her baby brother’s eyes fluttered closed. Fussy all day – probably due to all the cooing and cuddling as he […]

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Screenplays & Opening Scenes

Opening Scene to Whistling in the Graveyard By Elizabeth Cutright FADE IN: Interior: BEDROOM-6:00am The red numbers of a digital alarm clock read 5:59 am. As they click over to 6:00 am, the radio turns on and Tom Petty’s “American Girl” blares out, tinny and scratchy over the radio’s tiny speaker. A tanned, androgynous hand […]

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Revisiting and Revising

College Grad and Credit Deadbeat By Elizabeth Cutright (Excerpted from Credit Monsters a novella in progress) She was on to them.  Figured out their game.  So many things gave them away: the air filled pause, the prerecorded voice asking her to {please stay on the line for an important message,” and the most obvious of all…they […]

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Setting a scene

The Dining Car By Elizabeth Cutright The train is filled with a crazy mix of tourists, business people, government employees and French and English passengers. The first class dining car is decorated in the style of the orient express with red velvet upholstery and walnut tables and trim. At one table sit Melissa and Albert, […]

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Making Sandwiches

What if the novel Pride and Prejudice was about the perfect sandwich, instead of the perfect husband? By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer (Mrs. Bennet contemplates fixing up tuna, instead of daughters)It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a single can of tuna possessed of white albacore packed in water is in need […]

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Ex1: Misunderstandings

See ya later… By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Let me start right off by admitting that I was one of those earnest and annoying 18 year-olds with just enough information about the world to feel self righteous in my beliefs and political affiliations.  I was a member of Greenpeace.  And Amnesty […]

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