This can’t be love, because I feel so well,No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs.This can’t be love; I get no dizzy spells,My head is not in the skies. –Nat King Cole I often wondered why being in love made you want to stand on top of a mountain, shouting […]
I. Leroy was an exceptional man. Except, for one reason or another, no one wanted to date him. It led to much confusion, then suffering. Why? In answering this question, he began to consider his mother. The cause of his loneliness might be in her. Only, she was […]
? To be in any form, what is that? If nothing lay more developed the quahaug and its callous shell were enough. Mine is no callous shell, I have instant conductors all over me whether I pass or stop, They seize every object and lead it harmlessly through me. […]
There was this badass coworker of mine, a teacher who skedaddled to Hungary last year. We chatted a lot between classes, in the halls of our school. Who knows where he is now (as in, I haven’t messaged him in a while, and he’s probably still modeling three-piece suits on […]
Today I would like to put words to the following concept: ROMÂNIA. The prompt is “Which country impressed you the most?” I won’t say “the most, the most”, but this one above many moves me to move there. To provide the post with a sense of focus, and […]
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream. (English Language nursery rhyme) I wouldn’t have read Finnegans Wake if it hadn’t been for Ela. It was a winter weekday, stopping at a sidewalk book vendor, when I saw […]
Why not get into the holiday spirit with some lines? These I wrote while traveling this past summer. They feel warm to me, silly, carefree, and yearning. Skim them, or sit on a word for a long time. They are here to keep you company. Personally I like the last […]
The stories we tell ourselves set the standards we live by. The love stories from the title, which are three, are to come. But first, a joust. An architect, a cook, and a writer walk up to a British immigration officer. This is literally what happened when our father, […]
“At a distance, you only see my light / Come closer, and know that I am you” RUMI Distance. Distance. Poem or essay or lyric on Distance. What are your thoughts, philosophical or not, on such a topic? [Preamble concludes, deflate the diaphragm, let in air.] That’s […]
(Blurry, soft image taken as a screen shot from Disclosure — “You & Me” Flume Remix video on Youtube) In response to The New York Times article “650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.” 471. “Have You Ever Been In Love?” What am I going to say, […]
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 12) The end.
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 11) The climax.
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 10) Do you agree with the friend, Nicholas? Is his advice advisable? And will the narrator abide?
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 9) In this week’s episode, we finally see the narrator taking the GRE, and we hear about “you know who.” How would you have reacted?
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 8) Are any of the words in this week’s episode new to you? Write a sentence using it, and leave it in the comment section.
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 7) Ellipses: can they convey a sense of disorientation?
Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 6) In this episode, our protagonist meets a psychic. Does this help?
ivanBRAVE_ADirgeToLove_5 Are Man and Woman doomed? Read what a friend has to say.
ivanBRAVE_ADirgeToLove_4 In this post we see the narrator rebound, writhe in despair, and sing his heart out. What would you do with a broken heart?
ivanBRAVE_ADirgeToLove_3 What ought he do next?