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Just Simply Alice’s Creative Collaborations

Just Simply Alice uses creative collaborations as a way to engage with others during the creative process. Consequently, products of creative collaborations are unpredictable and rich with content.

A Stale Marriage

A Stale Marriage

I wrote this poem about a fictional stale marriage using inspiration from a Creative Collaboration. I posted on Facebook: “Look to your right, what do you see?” All answers to the question are formatted in the poem like *this*, and I wrote the poem within the goal of an hour.

A Stale Marriage

Me
Stuck between *dirty dishes
A red bed pillow
And the wall* ...READ MORE...

Amy’s Work Life Balance

Amy’s Work Life Balance

I created this fictional story about the work life balance by doing another “Creative Collaboration”. I posted on Facebook: “Before looking at your phone, what was the last thing you saw?” All suggested words were used in the order received, and are formatted in the story like *this*.

Amy’s Work Life Balance

Amy finally escaped the office after another 12 hour day of working like a *dog*, which involved mostly sitting in front of a computer. Though Amy’s mom encouraged the recent work transition that focused more on stretching Amy’s mental instead of physical abilities, Amy missed her *dancing* days. Amy’s English bulldog, Scallywag, also seemed less enthused by the new work schedule. ...READ MORE...

Saving My Heart

Saving My Heart

A short poem written using a woman’s direct descriptions about her stressful relationship, and how this stress worsened her medical heart condition. I wrote this poem by rearranging my word-for-word notes of what she said.

This poem is evidence that we are our own best therapists, if only we could learn to truly listen to ourselves.

Saving My Heart

I show love by doing things for others
If I stop, then I feel I don’t care anymore ...READ MORE...

Petunia the Penguin

Petunia the Penguin

I posted on Facebook a collective story writing challenge, requesting my friends to provide suggestions for a short story. By using the Facebook comments section, people were encouraged to contribute as much or as little as they wanted. Afterward, I took all of the comments and edited it into ‘Petunia the Penguin’.

Petunia the Penguin

The warm evening was slowly creeping up on Petunia like a limbless man crawling toward his left arm. ...READ MORE...