sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, November 20, 2015

Writing Challenge

LL, total bum
This is a writing challenge from a fellow blogger who you all know (from reading responses on this blog).

Keep in mind that I'm a beach bum these days and as such, my priorities are  a very small bit of creativity, balanced by beach combing and the odd Harley Davidson ride through the rain forrest and along the sandy shingle as azure water laps land where tide is measured by a foot plus or minus.

However, there is a thread of the old LL, who is competitive and can't resist a challenge that is proffered.  I am a knight that once slapped in the face by a mailed gauntlet, can not but meet my fate on a field of honor. Thus the old me is going to respond not because I want to so much as my character drives me to.  That notwithstanding, the pen is not mightier than the sword, unless you drive it through your enemy's eye and into his brain. Than it's just as lethal as a sword...on to the challenge.

One way to cultivate your emotional and poetic mind, and to improve your writing skills in general, is to write stream-of-consciousness. This is unstructured, unedited writing that reflects your observations or feelings about a certain person, event, or item. Stream-of-consciousness is a good way to write poetry or journals, and can end with a piece of writing that can be as much graphic as verbal.

This is my response to the challenge I can only hope that it isn't a ruse for a cyber Rorschach test.





The world is cerulean blue and white. A witch on her broom flies backward as a sparrow consumes a snake. The basket of fruit slowly dissolves and becomes something else but I can't tell what it might be. Maybe it won't be anything? An F-22 going west from Hickam pierces the mouth of an ogre. The white becomes red and orange, the red becomes vermilion and fades to ochre. Yellow to brown, to gray and then mere shades in the darkness who do their best to obscure the moon that wants to lay a shimmering path to heaven across a black ocean. Evening in paradise.