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  1. What You Wish For

    Feel that invisible line marking the creation of a glorious future, and put a torch to a less-than-glorious past. You see it. But the past is never in reality as you remember it. And the future? Often less than glorious. Sometimes, far, far less.

    At a time and space ahead, you will look back at your wake. Sure, ‘they’ could have adapted to your new “better” world… but you knew they wouldn’t. And as you judged them for being inflexible, opinionated and unfeeling. You slowly ...
  2. Life eh?

    I retired just before Christmas and, because of this covid business, am seeing such awful shortcomings in today's society. Yes there are heros but when I think about it, the neglect of those who really are struggling to put food on the table to a backdrop of push and shove, me'me'me, I DO despair.

    An old man sits in an easy chair with a mug of coffee resting in his lap. Gazing out of the window. Listening to the gentle patter of rain hitting the living room window and with easy ...

    Updated November 1st, 2020 at 03:42 PM by dither

  3. Gliding Thermals

    by , October 31st, 2020 at 01:28 PM (The Green Lady)

    You are Kelvin, holding
    to your absolutes.
    A windswept plateau
    too stubborn to yield,
    you stand in eroded glory
    the implacable nature
    of your heart.

    And I, Fahrenheit’s child,
    cling to the familiar
    highs and lows, ride
    your thermal current flows
    and know,
    I’m but a beat, a breath away
    from the fall.
  4. Struggling with Senryu

    by , October 30th, 2020 at 11:19 PM (A Creative Spirit in Portugal)
    Does anyone else find senryu addictive? I have been working on this one for weeks and it still does not feel right

    tequila sunrise
    autumn colours in a glass -
    nature served with ice

    tequila sunrise
    sunset colours in a glass -
    nature served with ice

    tequila sunrise
    sunset flavours in a glass -
    nature served with ice


    tequila sunrise
    happiness served in a glass
    Poetry , Poetry
  5. Flash Fiction Online Reject 2 [Adult themes, drugs]

    I believe this one to be inferior even. Needs work on the tempo, the defs, indef, and punchline issues. I'll have a poke about now the family [1] is watching television.

    His blood felt chunky: sensation of the minestrone circulating toward his aortic valve; this blood slopped along the heart corridor, sludged into his black heart, and only a tiny lump of blood ever reached the brain. Even when lying down Master was light-headed, in the brain.

    He smoked his cigarette, ...

    Updated October 31st, 2020 at 10:47 PM by velo

  6. Daddy Great Relief in Draft 1

    Distilled, my character blended, and churned, addition, the dash [tabasco, bucket splash @ 50%] of the English aristocracy crazy horse, so-called. And the result was a boy child raised properly at the turn of this century.
    ‘Hooray,’ I cried for those first eighteen years, and I cried for the next eight.
    I am crying today.
    For several months now the telephone calls:
    ‘I have no shoes, it is snowing. What are you going to do about this, you old bastard. I am sleeping in dustbins ...

    Updated October 22nd, 2020 at 11:36 PM by Matchu

  7. Natural Born Killer (final demo w/ bass)

    I guess this is the last blog post I'm making because this forum has completely lost all of its personable qualities.

    I respect the decision to make the forum completely oriented towards writing, but for y'all to take personal journals away is just really fucking irking.

    Unless I start writing again, I probably won't be coming back here after next year.

  8. untying knots

    by , October 15th, 2020 at 06:13 PM (Stillborn Thoughts)
    the other night, i spent some time writing a few random
    snippets of poetry. while i don't know if there is
    a thread i can use to tie these together, i figured
    i'd share some of the thoughts and see what you all thought,

    reflected in dewdrops
    the eye finds

    Such sadness
    ado, ado, for(with each
    passing night)comes
    a foreignness
    from oneself

    a mask ...

    Updated January 30th, 2021 at 10:47 PM by Greyson

  9. Eye Opening Find

    Most of my blogs have been about works in progress, and while on vacation last week, I did a little writing on my current. Then I stopped, because I found I had not managed to copy my latest spreadsheet of characters to my notebook, didn't want to recreated it, and needed it for my next scene. So I had to simply enjoy my vacation.

    But that isn't what this blog is about. I recently joined the Operations Committee of an organization devoted to carrying out the good works of my favorite ...

    Updated October 18th, 2020 at 02:44 PM by vranger

  10. What's in a dream?

    It amazes me when people say that they remember dreams so vividly when I, well, obviously I dream just like anyone else but I wake with absolutely no recollection of any dream I may or may not have had. That was until last night and I am finding it all a bit disconcerting. I shall attempt to recount the details of a dream that I had with a view as to why I dreamed what I did.

    Okay, so there I was, in my dream-state, totally awake, seemingly, in a world of grey. No worldly features, ...

    Updated October 15th, 2020 at 02:55 PM by dither

  11. Natural Born Killer (final demo)

    Final bass version coming soon.
  12. time

    by , October 9th, 2020 at 08:04 PM (Stillborn Thoughts)
    it’s been a week. where to begin, i don’t know. maybe because
    all time has lost its meaning, and each day has blended to a blurred
    abstract of what we all once knew. but regardless, what a week it’s been.

    to begin with, i have been finding my moods more stable and controllable.
    something that two years ago seemed unattainable and elusive,
    but has slowly come as water erodes stone into unimaginable shapes.
    i have found, more and more, that at day’s

    Updated October 9th, 2020 at 10:23 PM by Greyson

    Poetry , Journal

    I've gained a new appreciation for my avatar.

    This is like, the best "ROTFL" I have ever seen in my entire life.

    I just got a new phone and the bitch has THREE MICROPHONES AND THREE CAMERAS.

    It records 1080p video with 3D sound.

    I'm going to spend the next three days with the bass player and knock out a final demo of KILL IT WITH FIRE, as well as a new demo of Natural Born Killer which we will hopefully finish composing by Sunday. ...

    Updated November 1st, 2020 at 12:20 AM by PiP

  14. I found some old texts ...

    I found on the external hard disk a folder with short and not short stories.
    Many are unfinished.
    I read them, and found myself saying:
    "But they are beautiful, did I write them?"
    All have excellent potential.
    I want to pick them up, finish them, changing and improving what I had already written.

    Among the stories that I have to finish, there is a Horror story, which I particularly like.
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  15. Nowhere to Run

    This was written back around 2013/2014 when I was homeless, much of it written acoustically without an amplifier.

    It was, and remains a masterpiece, but I haven't sat down and practiced it more that a few times in the past year because I've been so preoccupied with writing new material.

    I want to sit down and re-record this without the mistake that I have perpetuated in EVERY RECORDING ATTEMPT in the past 6 years.
  16. Wow! Blog Space?

    I found out by case:
    there is space for a blog.
    I would like to use this space, constructively.
    I like it, I already have some ideas.

  17. The Hero's Journey

    I'm writing a tale of mystery and intrigue ... and quite a bit of murder.

    Here's how things happen when I write. My hero's side is trying to make progress on who's murdering his associates. The associates are beings who used to be Greek gods, so they have some advantages.

    The nominal leader of his cause wants to send him on a mission, and he doesn't know the technique to get where he wants to go. (He needs to get to the Underworld). No problem. By surprise, she stabs him ...
  18. Flight Of The Reaper

    This is the best shit I ever wrote.

    It took years to find the time to finish it, about 4 months to ACTUALLY finish it, like 2 days to practice, and it was recorded on the first take without a warm-up the following day.

    This is my magnum opus, and I believe it will always be my most cherished composition because it proved to me that there is literally NOTHING I am incapable of with a guitar in my hands.

    I've ...
  19. Back to writing

    My intended next project (which I've discussed previously) is one between two factions at odds, lots of characters, hopefully lots of intrigue, and a mystery.

    My idea for the book got more ambitious after I'd already written almost three chapters in first person. So I decided to read (for the fourth time or so) Roger Zelazny's Amber series, which has mystery and intrigue involving many characters, and is written in first person.

    It took a while, but I finished that, then ...
  20. Are Debut Authors Getting Publishing Deals?

    I found this question in a thread in one of my writing groups. (I love this group--they really hit on the pertinent subjects). There were a lot of answers, but I noticed that the majority of them answered by saying that there were big six and seven-figure deals that had currently been made, and they cited the names of the authors. I think I saw a total of three. Obviously, these posters and the OP were thinking about the Big-5 houses since you rarely see any advances in the small and independent ...
  21. beaSTIE bAbiEs

    Quote Originally Posted by rcallaci View Post
    beaSTiE bAbiEs #3

    When a beastie mates it salivates
    its demons blood of goo and mud
    It squeaks it squeals it howls it reeks
    from passion dripping off its cheeks
    It groans it moans it eats its bones
    as fangs rip and sink in beastie stink

    Beastie Babies crawl about
    Beastie Babies sing and shout
    Mommies lost and Daddies gone
    Damned We Be! Alone We Suffer!
    How can one scold us when no one will hold us?
  22. Goodbye

    by , September 17th, 2020 at 05:06 AM (Stillborn Thoughts)
    So, this isn't exactly a blog, but I didn't have a blog voice in me tonight. So instead I put this together. Hope you enjoy

    "Life is an endless string of goodbyes," Nathaniel said.

    We sat in silence for a moment, letting the words sink in. There was nothing I could say to that, no words to dismiss or transition on.

    Our conversations were often like this. Nathaniel had a knack for knowing the heaviest words. They were words that, once said, needed ...
  23. When Stars Collide

    Quote Originally Posted by rcallaci View Post
    When Stars Collide

    shoes filled with sand
    frolicking on the beach
    two hearts as one

    an unexpected loss

    I ride amongst the stars on moonlit nights;
    hoping to find you riding beside them,
    you’re my shining star; the brightest of lights
    amongst these starry specks of solar gems.

    My search leads me to our favorite star,
    the pulsar that we studied in our youth;
    afterwards we went
  24. Natural Born Killer (with bass)

    This took 9 hours of practice, but god damn, it's turning into one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life.
  25. “Remember Me” Star Trek TNG Season 4

    I don’t know why the episode always stuck with me, but it has.

    The idea of the entire universe, shrinking around you? Every moment there are less things, less people. Until, the point where existence simply collapses upon you. There is nothing, and soon you are nothing.

    I’ll admit, I’ve always had a soft-spot for strong female characters (part of the reason I was such a Voyager fan). In this episode, Dr. Bev Crusher freaks-out a little, but does not panic. Instead, ...
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