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Here's the myth story I read today at the writer's circle. More info on the world and religion/mythology can be found at Though divines are self-existing in the Salthan religion  (called Selkaskai. the spirit knowledge way), and not created by Santh (unlike angels in many other religions) , they are not gods, but called "divines". Terms:Uagia (oo-ah-gee-ah) - Young man. Literally "little big one"The characters:Santh (Sahnth)…See More
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Beau Madison commented on Mason Barnes's blog post Bird of Dawn, Bird of Dusk Novel - Chapter 2 (Feedback please)
"Yeah, slim this down. It doesn't lead me anywhere; I feel like I'm going on a journey through your mind."
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Beau Madison commented on Beau Madison's blog post Serious to Ridiculous in 250 Words
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Beau Madison commented on Beau Madison's blog post Quandary of the Uber-PC Parent
"Great thoughts, thanks for that! I wrote it because a lot of fiends have badly named their kids. It's like, where does this nonsense stop!? I'm glad my name is the simple "Chris." Beau is my middle name and I hate it. lol. "
poet.wayne commented on Beau Madison's blog post Serious to Ridiculous in 250 Words
"OSSOM! I'm nucking futts too, so welcome to the club! That's one topic the Bible never examined, in the part of Leviticus where the dietary laws for the Hebrews were established... the chapter defining "clean" and…"
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poet.wayne commented on poet.wayne's blog post Of A Lonebird (From "Pictures At An Exhibition")
"I saw this photo on Facebook just now... My cousin who  I'm writing "Pictures At An Exhibition" with, had "liked" it, that's how it came to be on my feed... immediately I sensed inspiration, commented that, then…"
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Of A Lonebird (From "Pictures At An Exhibition")

Lonebird perched up highEvening breeze whispers a sighDark night draweth nigh*****************************************In wand'rings fraught with dejection...Days, years, full of perplexion..."Shall all life be search for direction?"Quoth the Lonebird, "Forevermore!"****************************************Image…See More
poet.wayne commented on Beau Madison's blog post Quandary of the Uber-PC Parent
"Interesting! I'm a bit of an environmentalist myself, also love nature and all its elements... Maybe, look up the word "carbon" in some foreign languages, see if one has a more poetic feel... Carbon has the potential to be teased on…"
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poet.wayne commented on Beau Madison's blog post In the style of Allen Ginsberg
"That author's note helps! One hint... if the author's note is more than a short sentence, it may work better, after the poem. This lets the reader allow the poem to speak to him/her, without any preconceived notions of what it HAS to…"
Beau Madison commented on Mason Barnes's blog post Letting Go
"This block - it's the fault of your characters. They've stopped communicating with you. So, go interview them! Ask them why they've done what they've done in that world. Ask them why they won't explain themselves to you…"
poet.wayne commented on Mason Barnes's blog post Letting Go
"YES!!! First off, just back away from it for a while, but DON'T give up on it! On my writing computer (an old WinXP Desktop, SO comfortable to write on...I took it offline, cleared everything else off, and now just use it for writing) I have a…"


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    Of A Lonebird (From "Pictures At An Exhibition")

    Posted by poet.wayne on July 20, 2014 at 8:49 1 Comment

    Lonebird perched up high

    Evening breeze whispers a sigh

    Dark night draweth nigh…


    Letting Go

    Posted by Mason Barnes on July 18, 2014 at 15:37 2 Comments

    After years of working on a story, I think it’s time I finally let it go. It just doesn’t seem to be working. That’s not to say I’m giving up writing (Heavens no! I have lots of other ideas), and I might come back to the inspiration for something else, but I just feel like at this point I’m forcing myself to write it.

    The story was inspired by a poem I read written in the 70s called “A true story” by John Smith (It can be found in an anthology called…


    In the style of Allen Ginsberg

    Posted by Beau Madison on July 16, 2014 at 9:55 2 Comments

    This poem imitates the style of Allen Ginsberg. That includes the verse-construction and general themes. The specific subject matter and word choices are personal to my life, but that's really all. The following excerpt from Sleeping on the Wing best explains what I was going for:

    "Allen Ginsberg's poetry has two main subjects: the excitement, variety, violence, and turbulence of the physical, intellectual, and emotional life…


    Quandary of the Uber-PC Parent

    Posted by Beau Madison on July 15, 2014 at 18:06 2 Comments

    What is an ecology preservationist/activist to name his first son? I've been through the obvious names and none of them work.Forrest? River? Both are too esoteric, non-inclusive to the point of unacceptable. Glen? Not bad. Earth, wind, water... all potentially exist in a glen. Hill? Nah. I think that's a girl's name. Breeze is also out of the question. All these lack originality! Worse still, none of them reflect an enviro-centric world view.What would the Voorhees-Anderson family think of…


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