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Banana

1 Dec

I had a banana,

it was yellow,

it was ripe.

 

I was on my way to school

walking like I always do

through the path I always take.

 

I dropped my banana,

it was the best.

My yellow banana

you will be missed.

 

(Until I eat another one)

My first short story

4 Apr

Five years ago I began a project, I thought it was going to be a piece of cake but it turned out to be a big challenge. Writing fiction to me at the time seemed easy, I just had to imagine things about people and write them down in the form of narrative and dialogue, I learned quickly that I was making a big mistake.

I began writing on a notebook, it was a story of a girl that had lost her father and was going through depression, I have even drew pictures of the different key points of the story, after a few pages I stopped, I realized that the thing I was writing about had no significance for me. I got my first writers block.

Since it was a project someone asked me to participate in, I felt pressure to come up with something immediately, I made some research so that this time I could write about the right reasons, to make the right story. At the time I was in 4th semester of university, and I had to write about other things, essays and research papers, I had no time to focus on my short story and so I ranted on my blog about it, I was trying too hard. One of the comments I received was that I had to give the project time to develop, that I shouldn’t worry about it, I took the advice and gave my brain time to come up with a meaningful story.

I wrote my short story in a period of 5 years, I think I gave it enough right? It came to me in 3 chunks, I wrote a good 3 pages and then stopped, gave it time, mind my own business and then another chunk, and so went on. When I finished I felt accomplished and relieved that it was finally over, I changed a few stuff for the final draft but it came out a masterpiece… To me at least, and to my boyfriend 💜 ( because he loves me he can’t give me a good critique :P) I sent it to the wonderful journalist abroad and now I wait for her verdict.

What’s wonderful about this in my viewpoint is that I completed a project for the first time, and I want to continue on more writing projects, I want to know where this is going to take me.

I’m not going to go in to the inner process of writing a short story, I learned that each one has a process, I’m just sharing mine.

I want to tell a story…

9 Apr

I want to tell a story but I don’t know where to begin, there are so many things that I could start with, there are so many things that I would like to express through the story and so many details I wish to include. My head is like tangled yarn, it does not seem to have a beginning or an end, in my mind I have pictures scattered all over the place of images about many stories I wish to tell, like the one with the girl who has trouble adapting to new situations, or the sad one about a girl loosing her father, so many!… but they’re all in my mind, and only in my mind could I tell them.

I could try to speak of the story but then there’s a blockage, I start thinking about what other might find interesting or not about the story, then those thought make me change the lines of the tale creating a never ending plot with twists and turns that lead to nowhere.

Nothing helps, I’ve researched and read other materials to have an idea but nothing works, it’s my head that’s troublesome, always, and I can’t get a hold of it, it like I have a switch that is stuck. I know I have the potential, people around me say so, well at least Ms. Kageyama does u.u, yet there’s something missing in my head so that the huge yarn inside turns in to a beautiful scarf… (I’m good with analogies don’t you think? ) There will be a day when finally I will write a story (a short one at least) and it will be so cool, so catchy and entertaining that (I hope) it will go around the planet inspiring people to write and to be creative, I will write a story with my heart and soul so that I can transmit  whatever it is that’s in my mind.

It is hidden deep in myself, all that I wish to say and write, I want to share it with the world, I want to be part of that magical fantasy world of stories that touch hearts and make people be better, someday!

But for now, I’m stuck and all I have is my opinion and my blog.

Take care and live for the better.