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A Family Mystery Uncovered

On this sixth day of Christmas, my daughters and I have sat down with Write the Story to write our third story based on the theme of A Family Mystery Uncovered.   There is really no real reason for why we skipped … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Concept of A Story Is Easier Than Writing It

“It is as easy to dream a book as it is hard to write one”. – Honore de Balzac, novelist (1799-1850)      

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A Team Comes Together

On the third day of Christmas, my daughters and I have sat down with Write the Story to write our second story based on the theme of A Team Comes Together.   For those writing along with us, the word prompts for … Continue reading

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A Night At the Opera

It seems that Santa Claus has brought my daughters a book called Write the Story.  It’s a series of writing prompts to encourage daily writing.  After I finished cursing under my breath, I have agreed to write along with them.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Refractive Lens

Refractive Lens by Michael Romani Each story that we weave Rather story or verse We come to believe As its own hermetic universe The hows and the whys That define our fiction As we half realize Our best depiction Can … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Writing Is the Great Invention of the World

“Writing—the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye—is the great invention of the world…—great, very great in enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and of space.” … Continue reading

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Purpose

Purpose by Michael Romani Through our trials We earn our name Be it one that’s proud Or bring us shame In this name We find our purpose Honor or blame This is how the world knows us We beat the … Continue reading

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My Last Confession

My Last Confession (c) Allyson Romani (2017) I stood at the back of the huge sanctuary, smoothed my skirt, fussed with my hair. Late afternoon sun streamed through the high stained glass windows, and seemed to illuminate the whole of … Continue reading

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Elegy

The challenge by my eldest daughter, Angelique, goes on.  In return for sharing the incomparable writing styles and lessons that might be garnered from an old television series called The Twilight Zone, she asked for one simple thing.  “Daddy, write me … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Write To Express, Not to Impress

“If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good.” – Thornton Wilder For an interesting interview with Wilder see:https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4887/thornton-wilder-the-art-of-fiction-no-16-thornton-wilder      

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