Flash Fiction #5: Daydreaming

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I Like People Who’ve Seen Some Darkness

I don’t know why, but Florence Welch has the uncanny ability to put whichever emotions I’m feeling into flawless words or epic songs. She’s written something for every appropriate occasion. This poem from Useless Magic makes me think of myself and my writing. I tend to lean toward the strange and supernatural in my stories,…

Once Upon a Time, I Was a Poet

I was looking through my writing folder, searching for a few “works in progress,” when I randomly decided to click on the folder that said Poetry. I really wasn’t sure what I’d find. As I scrolled down the list, I noticed that the dates on the folders were more than a few years old. It…

In the Woods

Flower crowns and flowy gowns. Enchanted forests where witches prowl and growl. Birds trapped in cages and love songs sung from broken rib-cages. This is where I choose to spend my time, with a songstress made of heartbreak and rhyme. Honestly, did you really think I could go this long without talking about Florence Welch?…

Once

A poetic love-song embedded between ostentatious bouquets of flowery verses. That’s what you’ve come to expect out of a poem, right? Once is that typical modern love story, but one that has gone terribly, terribly wrong. It’s more of a lyrical fairy tale than anything else, but in a severely twisted sort of way. Stop…

The Writer’s Room

“You must keep sending work out. You must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.” -Isaac Asimov…

Album Review: Bobby Long – A Winter Tale

“I heard a lonely voice cut through the rain” If you find yourself listening to an album and unable to decide exactly which song is your favorite, you know you possess something invaluable. I’ve been a fan of Bobby Long’s for a couple of years and he always manages to surprise me. Now, with his…

Must Watch Movie: Bright Star

For the first Must Watch Movie Monday we get poetic with Bright Star Bright Star by John Keats Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art– Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure…