My instinct is to write in metaphor and allegory, to reduce meaning to a single moment, a snapshot which mirrors the emotions of a reader not the writer.
Poetry fits the reduction with which I like to experiment, but I do not consider myself a poet. I prefer poetic prose because this allows me to image with few words, but does not confine me within poetic form.
As a primary source analyst, my published work has been confined to nonfiction and history, making RedBubble the home for my purely creative side.
Again, just a short note to say thank you to those who favourite my work and place me on their watchlist. Your interest is much appreciated. / To those of you on my watchlist, I’d like to make a group comment. I love your work and I do visit and enjoy. The absence of comments from me is not reflective of my interest. Keep being creative. You add beauty and understanding to the world.
As a writer my vision of the world is confined to 400 words, not by my own choice but by the constraints of the places I publish. / Life in 400 words, 400 well-chosen words each needing to convey a universe of meaning so that the story I tell reads like it is composed of 4 000 words. / 400 words are tiring. 400 words take more time than finding 4 000. 400 words is crafting my art to a hair’s brea…
Writers write because our DNA forces us to, often at gun point, and not because we imagine our names etched in neon through the ages. If you stop at the edge of a dark place and stand very still you will hear the scratch-scratch of pencils moving over paper as thousands upon thousands of us bend our minds to fresh thoughts. Muggles often mistake this sound for sewer rats. / We cling to our niche …
I am going on a journey of inspiration for the next week and look forward to sharing some of my finds with you when I get back. I also look forward to catching up on all your amazing creativity when I get back.