cropped-2017-27-6-16-20-32.jpeg

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
                – William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

July Summary’s 🌤

CAMP NANOWRIMO 1st-31st 🏕

🌻Chapter One – Sloth 🚩

Random Words Used: Clouds, Yellow, Gray, Pare, Madden

🌻Chapter Two – Envy

Random Words Used: Thirteenth, Call Center, Snapped, Murder, Unstable

🌻Chapter Three – Lust

Random Words Used: Fusion, Ebony, Soothe, Brittle, Pollen

🌻Chapter Four – Greed

Random Words Used: Lullaby, Dislodge, Pretzel, Spruce, Tame, Thief

🌻Chapter Five – Wrath

Random Words Used: Larceny, Keyboard, Retention, Sew, Splint

🌻Chapter Six – Gluttony

Random Words Used: Thunderbolt, Snow, Wrinkle, Curse, Archery

🌻Chapter Seven – Pride

Random Words Used: Fireworks, Goldfish, Holiness, Nephew, Pickle

🍊 EXCERPT – NANO | CH. 1 (Draft)

Pushing back thick slick strands, I titled my head back and groaned. Damn. I longed for the days where I laid underneath impending storm clouds. I put my head in my hands. The situation had gotten out of my hands. There was no way I could control the outcome with some many variables now. After a beat, I snapped. “Fuck. I really don’t want anyone knowing. You and mom act like you give a damn about me. I know you don’t. No one has for three years. So, please. Back off.”

Stephanie expression shifted to a child who was lectured.

“I’m sorry, Steph.” I didn’t mean to raise my voice, but I meant every word. My relatives pared [pare] me like callous skin. They didn’t understand who I was, which caused friction. Nigeru. The voice in my head carried a tone like an approaching thunderstorm. “Look. Thank you for letting me crash. Really appreciate it.”

Steph’s gaze softened. “You’re welcome. Al, you need to find a way to move on. I mean it’s awful what happened but if you left it fester it’s going to fuck up your mind.” Stephanie warned, jokingly. “Crazy does run in our family.”