Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Even Slender Man Likes Punctuation (Journal Entry 1 [college writing 2 prompt])

My professor assigned my class this writing prompt that I found very exciting and quite interesting. I want to post on here my prompt so you may see into my head and appreciate the beauty of sentence structure. Then I want everyone of you to do something. I want you to do it yourself. Challenge yourself. Open up your mind, expand your creativity with flexible rubber-band-like depth. Go beyond what you can normally do and try this prompt out. It definitely is challenging and a little hard, but it definitely gets your creative juices flowing. So please, if you will, leave in a comment your entry. I want to read all of them. Here are the rules that my professor assigned:

Rules: Write one paragraph, maximum of three sentences, using these 13 punctuation marks: apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon. You may use a punctuation mark more than once.

My entry:

He stood, towering like a tree – that damn devilish fiend, no friend but foe; “Slender Man” was what they were calling him – staring with his pale, porcelain face into my soul . . . he was eyeless. From the get-go I knew I must’ve been marked (but why? [Slender Man always, ALWAYS had reasons!]), and I didn’t know how I could survive this creature and his psychological haunting: cryptic, elusive, ambiguous. He wore a dark suit, the night concealing his presence, the trees taking him as their own; I blinked, and I was alone.


  1. Awesome! Love yours. Slender Man freaks me out. I watched all those Marble Hornets videos and had nightmares...

    Anyways, here I go!

  2. working diligently sir. its harder than it seems

  3. Awesome job, Kevin!! Here goes:

    Her post was stationed high above the earth, and she was one of many that worked as collectors of all that drifted heavenward (a harvester of: desires, pleas, requests, and petitions); every second of every minute of every twenty-four hour day, she gathered the supplications that came her way - sorting them, insuring they continued on toward the intended recipient. An angel of the third sphere [part of the Nine Choirs, she reported, like all the others to the Queen of Angels], she absorbed all that passed by, breathing it in..."Lord, have mercy, Christ have mercy...Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us... Saint Michael, Saint John, Saint Catherine, Saint Teresa...all holy men and women...pray for us, pray for us, PRAY FOR US!" Most of the time, the prayers were more serious in nature, so when Nevada's laughter filled entreaty glided toward her, she tilted her head slightly, did I note that correctly, does she truly desire a question mark?

    Hahaha! I think I used all & punctuation acceptable, but I wouldn't bet my life on it;))) Had to type this via phone 'cause google hates me!!


    i think i did it. this was fun. give me more prompts dude, i feel like this helped me get out of my comfort zone and expand my style as a writer. haha

    with love,

  5. Nevada, this was brilliant! Nopps, about to check yours out soon, and same with you Victoria!