Writing by Brook Warner Jensen

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Creative Writing Exercises

In my creative writing class at school, we were asked to complete a series of quick writing exercises. I've decided to post the results here. I've refined them somewhat from their rough origins.


Pick an object in the room, and write a piece that uses this as ...

The Man who said "Achoo!"

Have I ever told you the story of the man who said "Achoo!" No? Well then listen close, for it's not a story to be taken lightly.

It begins with a poet who, like us, lived in Southern Ontario. He was a professional in his field, a master of ...

The Story of Jessica Sorin

Before you read this story, let me offer a bit of context. I'm running a Traveller RPG with a couple of my friends, and one of the recurring non-player character's in that game is Jessica Sorin. Jessica has a younger brother, Martin, and both their parents died when ...

Capitalists, Hippies, a Were-Cat, and Murder

The elevation of the one, the everyman, who can rise above others through pure force of will is possibly the most powerful construct society has created. That is what makes it so dangerous. As the individual becomes more and more important, they become larger, greater, more than the world until ...

When Crabs Appear

I could never have anticipated the explosive mess I would soon walk into as I stepped off the bus that morning. The air was crisp, almost too crisp, like that crispy chicken I had eaten the day before at KFC. I used to really like the place but now, now ...

Random Ramblings

My friend was writing an essay about... you know I'm not really sure, but seeing the open word document I decided to "help" him and write some for him. I don't believe he kept any of my work, or even my ideas, in his essay. Sad day :(

People ...

Dear Sally

Dear Sally,

If only I could just talk to you.

I see your face everywhere. At Zellers, where I got the knife; at Home Depot, where I got the rope; at Shoppers, where I got the pills.

They say you can't describe what love feels like, but I can ...

The Man With No Name

Gather round, gather round for today I have a story. I warn you though, it is not a tale of demons and blights, gems and plights, or heroes and tights. This is the simple story of the man with no name.

How can a man have no name? Believe me ...


In «Poetry» by brwarner

It's what everyone understands, but no one does.
Yet fiction, art, poems, and letters try each day.
It is found where you'd never look for it,
And by those who do not wish for it.
It's being scared and excited,
A warmth beside you at night
A ...