Na/GloPoWriMo Day Nine asks us to engage in another kind of cross-cultural exercise, as it is inspired by the work of Sei Shonagon
Wickedness isn’t born like me or you or a kitten, it doesn’t sprout from the ground like a flower or a tree.
Wickedness is created, like a painting, stroke by stroke upon an unyielding piece of canvas
like a mural on a wall with nothing to stop it from becoming something else other then a cool brick wall.
Wickedness is like Frankenstein’s Monster stitched together in secret from stolen corpses taken from the ground in the dead of night against their will with rough hands and rusty shovels.
Wickedness in a tribute, a memorial to the remains of good things
that should have been.
When I ride the bus
or I am out walking my dog
when I’m on the train
and going no where
in particular at all
I like to watch people
I like to take their faces into my head
inch by inch
I can take my time
because they are on their phones
trapped in a screen
unable to look up and away
I can steal their expressions, collect their hands, shoulders, their eyes
put them in my memory to be devoured
at a later time
a story or a poem .
When I am out
loose and invisible in a sleeping world
I feel like a gargoyle
on a wall.
Here I am.
Shall we begin….
Once upon a time.
Muscle to bone
blood to vein
skin to wrap it up tight
Open you eyes
time to wake up
throw back your dirt blanket
Just for this night
not one second more
we will dance with the living
Daily Addictions Prompt: Muster
My love of writing, my sense of justice and fair play, the reason I worked in a Funeral Home were things I was inspired to do in the Twilight Zone.
This is what I look like when I am writing too.
Except for, she’s not wearing Hello Kitty sweat pants- or a Doctor Who t-shirt. She’s also white and
not short fat and ugly.
But hey, sometimes bending reality is the only exercise I get.
I want to be
all at the same time
I am like
a stained glass window
caught in the walls
of an abandoned church
where ghosts and demons
play cards and shoot dice
Daily Addictions Prompt: Fuse
In his book “Misery” Stephen King’s protagonist, Paul Sheldon has this reaction to Anne Wilke’s critique to what he’s written (I have to paraphrase because this is from memory)
Sheldon says that Annie has just moved from being loyal reader to merciless editor.
Facebookers are VERY loyal readers, we’ve all been there it’s true.
I posted the following meme where it ended up on a newsfeed with pictures talking cats and dogs, what people were in the midst of eating and arguments about how we would be on the one true path if pink salt was involved.
What I got were comments about what could happen if I did this. That’s right I got legal advice from Facebookers with ZERO legal training who think they know what happens to authors who base characters off of real people.
What they said: It’s against the law
If you do it you will be sued!!!
First off the level of ignorance I pertaining to the laws regarding this issue was hiking to the top of Mount Everest without oxygen tanks breathtaking.
Secondly, I’ve been writing for over 30 years and writing online consistently since around 2006.
I know what I’m doing.
I’ll bring this home now.
Shoot off fireworks after midnight, call me fat and ugly but do not try to mess with my creative process or writing.