Whether you are a dedicated writer or an avid reader, it is passion that moves you.
For the writer it is the longing to write, his or her passion – to embrace the muse. For the reader of the written word, their desire – to be passionately moved by the words in some manner.
The following prose is a dedication to those who love to read and write, for it is a truth; you cannot truly have one without the other.
Passions From Within
There is that … in your words,
exciting passions from within.
Ethereal and gentle they provoke
a lingering, craving, longing, intensity
from the reader.
Your words move, readers slide into your words
lulled senses alive.
Honed words are your tools to be shaped.
Passion ignites –
endless and enduring from the written word.
Your passion for writing … to be shared with the reader.
Penny L Howe
“How could you do this? Look at all the froth!”
“What’s a froth?”
“The white foamy stuff on top, you moron!”
Oh yeah, right, the froth!” He smacked his lips, taking another big swig from his mug. “Yeah, I noticed the, what was it you called it, the froth, but man … all the beer you can drink … ?” He wore a goofy smile while he dipped his mug into the beer swirling all around them; up to their chests now.
“Are you crazy”, his friend yelled! “What good is all this beer? We’re going to drown, if it doesn’t stop!”
The level of the flooding beer continued to rise.
“So this weird person, whose life you saved, said you could have one wish and you wished for beer?”
“Of course not! I’m no dummy,” his friend, floating both literally and figuratively, answered. “I said I wanted a beer supply that would never run out!” He happily answered before his head bobbed and then disappeared beneath the frothy liquid!
There’s nothing like having a head on your beer, definitely frothy!
Join in the creating fun. Write a short short story (Flash Fiction) like the one above for Alastairs Photo Fiction – Just click on the link for details and to get started. Good Luck!
Hope I started your week off with a smile! Have a great day!
While a junior in high school (11th grade), My English class was told to write a book report about a book we had recently read. I did well in English (I know, no surprise there) but I had been doing a lot of drawing and other activities (President of the Latin club – hey don’t laugh, I was a geek before it was popular to be one). Anyway I had not read any books recently at all so, I made the book up. A great story too, I might add! Perhaps a little too good as it turned out.
I got an A+ on my book report and the teacher went to the Library to check out the book by the author (which of course neither existed). So I was called upon to explain this discrepancy. And I told the truth. My A+ stayed, I was asked not to do that again and she said she was disappointed because she was looking forward to reading the book.
So today I’d like you to have some fun with me! I’ve created a book cover (below) and I’d like you to write a book report (from just looking at the illustration) or a book review or what the intro (you know the flap inside the cover of the book, might say about the author and the book). Post (publish) on your blog and then link to this post. No deadlines. I’ll place your link below for others to read.
Please be as creative as you’d like. Talk about the fictional author and his or her background, what the story is about, what the reviewers are saying about the book. Anything that might appear in a book report or book review. I want this to be fun! No contest, no prizes, just having fun with imagination and creative writing.
I do hope you decide to join in the fun, If you don’t want to post your creative writing on your main post, create a page for your “book report” and link to it from there!
~ Thanks for taking part in the fun!
Those who have decided to write using my created book cover for inspiration:
Yoshiko Her take was to write a poem about the loneliness of a planet! Just lovely!
RoSy Her words are very moving as her subject is our forgotten soldiers living on the streets today. A truth! Well done Rosy!