I have new stuff for you, just not today. I was working furiously this weekend on the Secret Short Story Society Feb and March issues and just ran out of time. Instead, I present an oldie back when I was in an impromptu writing group and was given random prompts.
I don't write poetry very often any longer though I have an enormous backlog of it. For me, poetry isn't something I can smash out like a short story. It has to have a 'feeling' before I can make the words come out. Probably a weird idea, but *shrugs*.
I wrote this poem for a friend whom I love dearly. She, like many of us, doesn't always see that she is is greater than the sum of her parts. We too often focus on the flaws we see and not how amazing we are to others. She is unique and beautiful, just like a solar system of diverse planets.
For punctuation lovers, I apologize now. I rarely put punctuation in my poetry, especially not on the first draft and sometimes never.
As you may have heard, I'm working on a larger piece with Fairies and Finds creator Tanager Haemmerle for Drawlloween! If you're on Facebook, I update each of her art pieces with a little story information.
Today's story is a sort of prequel to our bigger piece. You will learn a bit of information about the little heroine and her family! It's also a palate cleaner after my last two stories. It's short but I hope you enjoy it.
I like how you make all these plans and Life just laughs and laughs and laughs and...well, you get the idea. I'm still going to try to get you as many stories this month as is humanly (and humanely) possible.
Little story to get you through the work week! I'm attempting to play catch-up as always, but new stories should be out on Monday. You can tell the S4 people that I chose you over them today.
This story belongs in the Maudit world though I'm vague on when it takes place. I'm guessing before the introduction of cars.
My lofty dreams of being a famous & brilliant writer were literally smacked out of my head. Now I plan to fill the void with copious amounts of subpar writing!