and Candace Kubinec (Candy to us) of rhymeswithbug:
I mention Graham because not many have seen his work yet and it’s much too good to miss.
However, it’s Candy’s newly-invented form I want to focus on today: the Waltmarie Poetic Form, outlined by Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides (Writers’ Digest) as:
You’ll find a number of examples at Candy’s blog. Here is her Valentine’s Day poem, which I particularly like:
Let’s give it a try!
But what if you would rather write prose at present?
The Waltmarie is a type of embedded narrative – a story within the main story (or an incorporated variation on the theme). Read all about embedded narratives at Wikipedia. You may give us one in prose, inserting the second narrative in any way you choose.
Prose pieces should still conform to our blanket rule of 369 words or fewer.
One link per person, please.
In poetry or prose, the subject matter this time is entirely up to you.
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