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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 20

Find another notebook…Writing from within instead of with…Conversations about writing…John E Murray III

Quote by Dale Carnegie: “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
This week, John ramblings on about finding a new notebook to jot down your creative thoughts and making sure you have a storyline for your novel while being open to it changing and growing…

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Poem of the Day by John E. Murray, III
Let Me Not Begin Anew

Let me not begin anew, Let me spend my days with you, or you, or you. My friends, my companions, my creation, Losing you would be a great devastation. You are my entire being, The results of my dreaming. With every word I breathe, You are able to achieve New invigorating life, To help me deal with all the strife. I need, I want, I feel Only what I believe real, That being you To whom I will always remain true. So go forth And let your intensity be shown, But Please don’t leave me here, Alone!
Poetry Topic – Sonnet Through Muse
A special relationship deserves to be appreciated and admired. A spouse or significant individual should be told how special they are to you and in your life. Reflect on the happiness they bring. Encourage your muse to show through the relationship and into a being all its own.

Research the great works and sonnets of the classic romantics and develop a style you share with your romantic counterpart and your inner muse. How strong is the connection? How important is the shared togetherness? How far into your heart do you delve to encourage the love you share to make its way onto a blank page or screen? How long is the gaze into the mirrors of your souls? Keep it intense, and encourage the surges of palpitations and emotion. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

Sonnet through Muse
By: John E Murray, III

My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun, tis true,
They are a far more brilliant hue.
Coral’s redness may be debated only among sunken ships,
But they may never taste as sweet as my mistress’ lips.
If snow be white, then true purity befriended the seven,
And her silken hair was certainly spun from the clouds of heaven.
Her sweet scent is synonymous with what a fresh breeze brings,
And her voice chimes in time with my delicate heartstrings.
If on Earth there a goddess be,
I am truly fortunate, for she is with me.
Alas, a poet’s pact I break and abuse,
And, as my own words prove, I have fallen for my muse.
I offer no excuses for what my mind has endeavored to create,
But open my heart no matter how long the wait.

Short Story Topic – Clock Stopping
These days, carrying a watch is a pain on the wrist. With cell phones, PDAs, and computers all around us, the need for another form of the constricting value of time becomes less desirable. What happens if the digital clocks just stopped displaying. They still worked. However, only other computerized devices could read the time. You will need to search for a reason and a way to tell time more effectively than having the computer tell you. So, you track down that old pocket watch, give it a few twists, and you realize that you can see more than just the time. You can see…

Decide what it is that the character can see. Tell the story in the first person. Imagine yourself or someone close to you trapped in this environment. Decide on the path your character travels to find solutions. What caused the clocks to stop in the first place? What can be done? Decide on the origin of the wind-up watch. Decide on the story, and write. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

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Running Time: 18 minutes 28 seconds

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