In this thoughtful post, melanonce spoke in defense of descriptive words. As an example of how descriptors add value, she took a sentence from The Great Gatsby and re-wrote it removing most of the descriptive words. I liked her sentence better than the original. She said that without the 'fluff,' the meaning of the sentence changed. I am sure she is … Continue reading In Fear of Descriptive Words
Month: November 2012
Watch out, world, I am in a mood today. There is a mischievous wild-child crouched in my brain today, concocting schemes of madness and mayhem to inflict on the unaware. Nothing good or productive will flow from my fingers today. I will write no happy endings. I will type no words of encouragement to fellow … Continue reading Today
Statue (flash fiction)
Amelia stood on the edge of the tour group cluster and dutifully stared at the statue. She didn't belong with these people. The only person close to her age was the guide and she suspected she made him uncomfortable. His engineered expressions that elicited laughter from his usual audience of octogenarians evoked only sighs from Amelia. She … Continue reading Statue (flash fiction)
More on Friendship
Part one: comments and critiques may break my bones, but silence will break my heart. RuleOfStupid wrote an awesome post about feedback and friendship and other stuff... 🙂 Something he said struck me, and hopefully he wont mind if I quote: "People who really know you can’t be mean to you, because they know your … Continue reading More on Friendship
On Friendship, continued.
Once upon a time... OK, actually, two weeks ago, I was at work and a client said something unbelievably nasty to me. It was so nasty, it made me cry. I do not normally cry at work. In fact, I don't think I have ever cried at work. My instant and perhaps childish reaction to … Continue reading On Friendship, continued.
"Ah, this is why I have no friends!" is something I say often. When, for instance, I blurt out my true opinion about my boyfriend's clothing choices, or after I spend five days in a row in my pajamas watching Lord of The Rings, the extended version with all the behind-the-scenes footage, for the tenth … Continue reading On Friendship
Today's Prompt: "Suppose you woke up one morning and had magical powers for a day." This is a strange prompt for me as I am a skeptic at heart. If I have not observed something with my own senses, then it does not exist. Moreover, beyond my own experiences, I only accept something as fact … Continue reading Magic
Thorough investigation of truth
My randomly generated writing prompt for the day was a quote from Cicero: "The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man." But truth is tricky and changeable. You could spend all that time searching it out only to find it changed on you while you were out looking. … Continue reading Thorough investigation of truth
What is appreciation? Is it merely recognition of a job well done or is it deeper than that? I ask because it is, to me, the greatest thing in the world. There are many people, I know, who are content to live in a vacuum, who are able to recognize the value of their own work without … Continue reading Appreciation