short stories from adventureland

My name is Heather and I write stories both long and short for my sanity and any fine folk out there who want to take a dive into those choppy waters. I live in Seattle and daywalk as a Copywriter because somebody has to bring home that bacon, or in my case that Honey Bunches of Oates.

short stories from adventureland

Brainstorming for class

and finished The Water to be sent off to get a snazzy cover courtesy of Monica Brennan!

"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."



- Maya Angelou (via writingbox)



So we’re having this competition at work

and I’m pretty sure people are ballet stuffing to make sure their idiot ideas win. So that’s a thing that I’m dealing with in the professional world today.

"Despite my best efforts I’m pretty sure I’m the asshole of my family."



- Just me thinking about being me.



"Treat all your secondary characters like they think the book’s about them."



- Jocelyn Hughes (via writewild)



There is nothing quite like

getting rocked to sleep by the sound of your upstairs neighbors sewage getting flushed through the pipe running through the wall right by your bed.

"Attempting to create clarity out of chaos"



- Working on stories after trying to be an adult or whatever.



"There is no reality
except the one contained within us.
That is why so many people
live such an unreal life.
They take the images
outside of them for reality
and never allow the world within
to assert itself."



- Herman Hesse (via chimneyfish)



"There is no greater curse to put on a writer than to say they sound like someone else."



- Thinking about a critique I had recently …



"Would that I could split in two just to spend one night with you. One for you and one for him forever wrapped in sin."



outofprintclothing:

Remembering Anne Frank, who was born on this day, June 12, in 1929.

outofprintclothing:

Remembering Anne Frank, who was born on this day, June 12, in 1929.

I have lost the will to think critically today.

"The coolness of the water sent a chill throughout her body catching her breath in her throat. It was almost too much, breaking into this new world like a thief. Ula looked back at her home filled with a yearning to be holding her parents hands instead of Dolon’s."



-

The Water  Heather Ayres ©



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Happy Donut Day!

I’m going to drown this week in fried dough and glazed delicious.
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woahtherepeasant:

Happy Donut Day!

I’m going to drown this week in fried dough and glazed delicious.