Thursday, June 11, 2009
Driven to Create: How I got into Art & Writing
Friday, June 5, 2009
Blasts of Creepiness Vol. 1: Pre-Twitter Days
Hi! Okay so I wanted to start cataloguing my Blasts of Creepiness entries, as I discussed in the previous Sorrow’s Sagas blog post (see that for more details). This is a creative writing exercise I started doing back on Yahoo 360 and am now continuing on Twitter. It is a great way to warm up for the day’s writing. So here are the early ones.
1/3/07 - Sorrows untold, now I wander in this dimly lit pit. A shrinking violet in tow. "Give into me, little one" I hear it whisper, "drown, I will drown you tonight if you resist..."
4/25/07- In the shadows he lurked,harkening unto me.Cold chills crawled through my spine for he was always watching in that creepy way of his,eyes boring into my skull...waiting
5/29/07 - Gazing into the eyes of this wraith-like stranger, drool slipping down his chin, I could see my own death eminently approaching.
6/11/07- Risen high above the depths of Hell a severed arm in my grip, I had stared into the abyss and yet survived. The minions will piss themselves when they hear of this.
7/12/07- Looking into the mirror I saw the cold bleak darkness of my isolated destiny. I was to be alone, always...
And here are two that I never posted:
- Gazing listlessly into a sweet oblivion, an eternity, my resolve began to fold, a taunting reminder of yet more of my failures
- His voice echoed through my mind, ricocheting into my more fragile pieces of self until there was only him remaining in my head
So that gives the general idea of what I’m up to with this mini-project. Now that I’ve started doing this on my Twitter, I’ll archive them in here each time I have 5 or 10 depending on how frequently I end up writing them. I hope you like them and I hope you try doing your own version.
~ Aurey Sorrow
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
A Creative Writing Exercise: Blast of Creepiness
Around a week ago I caved and finally decided to check out Twitter. And I've been mulling over what I should do with it while I had nothing noteworthy to post. When you have a Twitter it's important to post several times a week if you want it to really take you somewhere. Today when staring at that little 140 character box I was suddenly reminded of how it was just like the 360 blast thing. Eureka! More uses for my Twitter rushed into my mind, instantly. Chief among these was those little creative writing exercises I posted a few times. What I basically do for this exercise is put on the internet radio for mood, and meditate for a few moments to get into the right frame of mind. Then I just start to write fast, and poetic until I hit the character limit. I trim it down if necessary, though it rarely is because the character limit is displayed, and as poems go there is nothing to necessarily complete. Naturally being me, they came out sort of creepy and atmospheric, as with all of my poetry endeavors.
So now I will attempt to resurrect the exercise on my Twitter tweets. I've decided to call them Blasts of Creepiness, and I will post copies of them on here whenever I have around 5 to start with. If you see the Blasts of Creepiness label on here that's what I'm referring to.
This is something I really recommend attempting, it's great writery fun. Though by all means don't limit yourself to just creepy & atmospheric, go with your own style of poetry. Even give your own name, to reflect the style, and to differentiate it from my works.
A few ideas for this:
- If you wish to use the same theme you could call it something like Tweets of Doom to archive them in your own blog.
- Theme: ode to your pet
- Theme: mini love poems
- Theme: ultimate warrior poetry
- Theme: mystery
- Variation: write a serial story poem 140 characters at a time
- Theme: horrifyingly cheerful poems, of a sunshine and daisies variety
- Theme: green poetry tweets, concerning things of an earthy nature, and the greatness of a house run on solar power and built out of mud and recycled beer bottles...recycling and love of the environment have moved into a very trendy place lately.
- Theme: comedy
- Theme: sci-fi
- Theme: fantasy
- Theme: western
~ Aurey Sorrow