Greetings, dear writers!
How are things in your bit of the universe? New York City is all right, maybe a bit cold. But I’m not complaining. Wintry days are perfect for reading a good book (or 10). I just finished rereading Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade (which was wittily funny); before that, I reread Isabel Allende’s Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar (an interesting trilogy); earlier in the month, I read Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style (which was instructive and humorous).
rather nosy, I’m always curious about what other people are reading.
So, for today’s optional prompt—which I am not using to fatten my to-be-read
pile, really—I invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by the title of the
first book you read, are reading, or will read in 2023. You don’t need to use
the actual words of the title in the piece of poetry or prose you’re linking, but
please include it somewhere in the post. For administrative purposes, of course
If this prompt doesn’t warm up your ink, share a piece that does. Your contribution can be new or old, short or longish (369 words or fewer), fiction or nonfiction. Share the direct link to your post, please. One link per participant. Visit other writers.
Rommy will invite us to use ‘pivot’ (or any variation of the word) in our poetry or prose.
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have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library
(full of really cool people and lots and lots of plants).”
— Jorge Luis Borges