shovel grief over top my eyes
waterboarding my heart so it feels nothing
grasp the straws of courage and try to understand
the circle of life is real
it is science
and my heart never remembers those solid facts
a higher power, I wish I could observe from
perhaps the second tier down
I just don’t want to wait in angst
for an end that is not mine
and though we all have a story to tell
what happens when we lose our bookmarkers?
science is real
and the facts will never change
the earth still turns
but so does my heart.
she sells seashells by the seashore
but I peddle pride from my front door.
and when they come to try me,
as they always do,
they’ll find only magic
and her demon breaking through.
This is one of my all-time favourite pieces that I’ve ever written.
Originally penned Jan. 3, 2019.
Creating characters is my absolute favourite part of the writing process. I thrive on the sheer number of paths you can take to create justonecharacter with their personalities, traits, quirks, wants and needs, back stories – the list is endless! But dreaming up one isn’t just about hair length, eye colours, if they are left handed or right handed. They need to be more than their physicalpresence, and I know not everyone may think that an infinite number of ideas is as much fun, so let’s take a look at a couple things that can be considered when you’re creating a character.
What is the most important thing about this character that you want people to notice?
A character both carries and is carried by everything that happens within your story. That means all eyes will be trained on them, and people are going to analyze what role…
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