ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Friday, 3 September 2010

#fridayflash - The Muse

The Muse


I lie on my bed, shivering with anticipation. I feel a jolt. It is about to happen. I relax. Muscle by muscle. Let my eyelids droop.
There it is.
Out of the corner of my half-closed eye comes a flash of light that does not diffuse. It lies arrested before me like a huge puffy cloud.
I wait. My senses adjust.
Then I see them.
Stepping from the clouds like aristocrats returning from the Prince’s ball they come, the heightened thoughts and imaginings, richly attired for the occasion.
Scarcely daring to breathe, I open my notebook and begin to write…


Hope you enjoyed it...Denise


18 comments:

  1. that was real nice. i like that line about steppin out of the clouds. i could see that with you.
    that picture is real neat for the poem.
    ...smiles from lenny

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  2. Thanks Lenny. You're a sweet guy..:)

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  3. My itchin is twitchin, I loved spice of your fleeting journey. Entry!! Love the insight.

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  4. Your intro about "getting it" made me overthink it! The story seems pretty natural to me, about somebody trying to unwind enough to receive inspiration and write. Did I get it?

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  5. And the inspiration comes...

    Very lovely.

    You once came into my blog and became a follower. I think I reciprocated, but maybe on one of you other blogs. I like this once. Very nice.
    Ann

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  6. I loved this flash fiction! It's so tru how idea come to us like that.

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  7. Beautiful and what a lovely (and true!) way to describe a muse.

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  8. Lovely portrayal of the Muses. My Muse loves to disturb my sleep. :)

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  9. Laura, Aubrie and Vandamir: Thank you. I was thinking everyone hated this and thought about deleting it, but then out of the carriage popped some lovely people and words. Thank you. You rock!

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  10. So true, you have to let yourself go and not over think your writing. If you think too much about how to do something you cant do it.

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  11. Oooh, I like this one. It happens like that doesn't it. Nicely done.

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  12. Pamela Jo and G P Ching: Thanks..:)

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  13. Great description. I love it when the muse wakes me up -- although I have to admit I've never thought of it quite that way before :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks Lauren, and nice to meet you..:)

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  15. Thanks Lauren, and nice to meet you..:)

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  16. Nice images. I like how the writer kinda lays a trap for them.

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