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Tag: Chase Ambler

Writer’s Wednesday: Magical Realism

Really Magical Writer’s Wednesday with Chase Ambler The concept of magical realism is very interesting to me. Magical realism is a style of fiction that holds two competing concepts: the […]

Scaling Together

A poem by Chase Ambler                   Scaling Together Born in the forest stream, You played among the young Saplings of aspen groves. […]

Rains I & II

 A poem by Chase Ambler Rains I & II -I- The first drops lick the glass like highway bugs on windshields. Stirred by the rising winds, an empty grocery bag […]

Summer Events!

Hi Rams! There are a lot of exciting things happening on the blog in the coming months. First off we have all new poetry from Chase Ambler starting this Friday. […]

Writer’s Wednesday: Primal Practice

Writer’s Wednesday with Chase Ambler It’s always easy to slip back into narrating like yourself when writing. If the character you’re narrating from is not yourself then try to stay away from […]

Writer’s Wednesday: Setting It Up

  Writer’s Wednesday with Chase Ambler   Setting It Up Take any short scene you have lying around and place it in three different settings that are drastically different. Notice how much […]

Hemidactylus Frenatus

 A poem by Chase Ambler He called me Chichak, watched me hunt around the light bulb. He inspected ceilings, walls, closet doors, and found no ropes, no wires, no strings— […]

Writer’s Wednesday: Spice Up Your Conversations

  Writer’s Wednesday with Chase Ambler Spice Up Your Conversations Next time you’re within earshot of a conversation have a listen, but don’t eavesdrop for content instead listen as a writer. Listen […]

Tuk-Tuk

 A poem by Chase Ambler   A few baht admits you to the piercing gasoline stench, the waft of grilled meat through smoke, the air hanging with water, the orchids […]

Writer’s Wednesday: Rephrasing Juliet

Hi Rams! We are launching a new weekly series with our beloved poet Chase Ambler revolving around writing exercises. Each week, Chase will present a new writing exercise fresh off […]

Thursday Tracks

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I remember riding the Light Rail one day and really noticing some of the monochromatic landscapes that it passes through. The only […]

My Girlfriend’s Grandpa

 A poem by Chase Ambler Photo credit to CERAC ~ Reflection ~ First of all, the title really dates this poem. I haven’t thought of my wife as my girlfriend […]

Alpenglow

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ In this love poem to my wife, I compare her to the only thing that comes close: nature. The poem follows the […]

To My Glasses

A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ Anyone that wears vision-correcting tools can probably relate to this poem. There are times when you forget you even have glasses, yet […]

Receiving a True Insult

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ The really painful insults are the truths that hit you later and really ‘get under your skin’ as this poem tries to […]