​Survival Horror + Balloons (Short story) 

​ Two words, generated at random by the Idea Machine, and turned into a writing prompt. One of the hardest writing exercises I’ve ever tried. This one is for Halloween.  ___ You are four years old, and you are surrounded by kids. It’s your birthday. You just got a giant stuffed …

Five Stories – The Idea Machine 

Last week, as a writing exercise on the Idea Machine (http://ideamachine.xyz), I generated two random words/topics a day, to combine them into unique stories. I had no idea where this would take me. Writing these stories at 5 am didn’t make it any easier, so all awkward language and typos …