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First Love – Part 25

Originally posted on Dellani Oakes:
While Maddie is getting a shower, the boys take her things, along with Patti’s, to another room. They make an improvised bed for Maddie with bean bag chairs and a sheet. The next day, they have their first lesson in making adobe plaster for the walls of the playhouse. Jose,…

Beginnings and Endings

Originally posted on Musings of a Mystery Novelist:
Quasi-philosophical questions of the night: When / where does a story begin? When / where does a story end? Does the story ever end? Or does it go on and on, my friends? [Apologies for the inadvertent ear worm.For those who don’t know the reference, search for “The…

Does Anyone Ever Listen? & Bacon is Best.

Originally posted on barsetshirediaries:
Sunday 7th Feb. Quite a bitty night followed my lights out at 1.00 am. But at least when I got up at 4.14 am I was able to smile. I got out of bed wearing my slippers which I hadn’t worn when I went to bed. I listened to Mike coughing…

Another Question of Perspective

Originally posted on Musings of a Mystery Novelist:
Way, way back many entries ago, not long after the blog began, I wrote about the importance of perspective – how certain details within a narrative can be “true” or “false”, “fact or fiction”. Then again, (technically speaking) all the “facts” in a fictional story are “fiction”,…

The Moment of Clarity (Guest Post by #Author Toni Pike)

The Moment of Clarity (Guest Post by #Author Toni Pike)

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
The Moment of Clarity The moment when we decide to achieve a dream The moment of clarity is the most mysterious part of achieving a dream. It is that one lucid moment before you start to follow a plan and achieve a goal. No one…

Story Rejection Memes…

Story Rejection Memes…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
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I Am Your Bird.

Originally posted on geraldfreeman:
How can I save my most brilliant poems for the Lit journals to reject? This is the best poem I have written for a while- I hope you like it 🙂 I am your bird. It is me you meet In the hour absurd. Not the dog That howls at the…

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