kleenexwoman: A girl in a pink bikini reading a book (Nymphet for books)
This was an assignment for my Shakespeare class--the assignment was to write a short play in which we invited five Shakespearean characters to a dinner party and had a conversation about the role of women. Since I hate writing myself into things (or did at the time), I substituted Doctor Who and Martha for me--anyway, they have a TARDIS and would be more likely to be able to run around time picking up characters. (The prof told me that he loved it and that I "really felt" the characters. \o/)

What a piece of work is man...and woman )
kleenexwoman: A green face with its lips sewn shut.  (Zombie crush)
I wrote this as a final assignment for Jeffery Weinstock's "Vampires in Film and Literature" class. It was an excellent class; we traced the development of the pop-culture vampire from "Varney the Vampire" on, and discussed the use of the vampire as a symbol and what it meant.

This is a Stephen King parody, and I've tried to replicate his typical protagonist and as much of his voice as I could handle.

Shadow Staking )
kleenexwoman: A caricature of me looking future-y.  (Default)
This is another assignment for a poetry class. We were instructed to write an ekphrasis, which is a poem written about another work of art, and I chose a picture by Zdzislaw Beksinski. Something about it just screamed "creepy apocalyptic Doctor Who poem."

The Doctor and his Companion Visit the Last Human City )
kleenexwoman: A green face with its lips sewn shut.  (Zombie crush)
There was this kid in my Advanced Poetry class who idolized Charles Bukowski, and he liked to write poems about fucking girls and how he saw this broad with big tits in the post office or whatever, and he did this all the time, and I got really, really tired of it. He was a decent guy and gave good feedback, so I figured he wasn't a total tool, but might have not realized how bringing in poems about the same thing every week might have come off, so I wrote this and brought it in and mentioned that I'd been inspired by him and his poetry. He actually got it and thought it was hilarious, and then the class had a discussion about sex and sexism in poetry and different ways to approach those subjects. And the poem got published in the Central Review.

[When My Baby Got Back From the Wilds of Tibet] )
kleenexwoman: A girl in a pink bikini reading a book (Nymphet for books)
I wrote this for the One-Act Play Festival for my high school in 12th grade. I didn't know about it until the day scripts were due, when my English teacher mentioned that the festival had always traditionally had a parody of a classic work in it, and the drama kids had dropped the ball. I wrote this at lunchtime and presented it to her afterwards.

The production was a hit, and I wish I could find the videotape of it. I posted it on Fanfiction.Net (although it got taken down later because of their rule against script format stories), and the next summer, I got an e-mail from another high school who wanted to produce it. They even sent me a videotape of their performance, which also seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle from house to house. I'm sure they're around somewhere, of course.

The Parodie of Romeo and Juliet )

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