Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! It's Thanksgiving season here in the United States. One of the things that I am most grateful for is all the people in the world who persist in doing small kindnesses. Even if I am not the recipient of the kindness, just hearing about an act of compassion helps me. Not just to believe that the world could be a better place, but also to inspire me to think about where I could be kinder in my interactions with others.
Friday, November 24, 2023
Friday, November 17, 2023
“Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother,
but the rest of the time there was none.”
~ Diane Setterfield
rereading The Thirteenth Tale, a favorite book of mine. One of the main
characters is a writer. She weaves fairy tales that start as expected and end
terribly wrong. I love reading dark fairy tales, but I prefer when the endings
spread some hope. The novel itself isn’t a fairy tale. But like in the stories
the fictional author writes, horrible things do happen—in a very gothic
manner—but, thank goodness, the novel ends in a more satisfying way (in my most hope-filled days, I wish for stories where the
world’s current horrors end well).
for today’s optional prompt, I invite you to write poetry or prose which
explores current Global Issues through fairy tales (let the retellings be bright, be dark, or be both; the
choice is always yours).
Required: Post the response to your blog, and
add the direct link to that post to Mr. Linky. One post per person, please, 369
words maximum (excluding
title), for prose and for poetry.
Optional: Share old or new pieces, in poetry or
prose. Write to the prompt or to a topic of your choosing. If you wish to say
hello or have questions, leave a note in the comments section below.
Requested (not compulsory but strongly recommended): Visit other writers and
storytellers. Read their contributions. Share your thoughts on their words.
next week, Rommy will invite us to write about a “Small Kindness” we have done, had someone done for us, or just witnessed.
A Wee Note: As many of you know, Rosemary has been working on several books. Her hard work has come to fruit in the shape of a
trilogy: Breaking Into Pentridge Prison: Memories of darkness
and light, Blood from Stone, and
Letters to a Dead Man. The official book launch
is scheduled for November 25th. So, our Rosemary will be busy
getting ready for the event. We’ll share information on how to grab the trio (I can’t wait!) as
soon as they are available.