Paraluman/The Muse’s World


Paraluman/The Muse’s World

“Yes,” said the Muse. “Here I am dying a thousand deaths as stories languish. I bleed onto imagination’s floor, lose my heart to stories that are never finished, befriend characters who are cut and wonder what would have happened had those stories a proper end.”

He trailed his fingers through the disappearing fountain, filled his eyes with a fading sun, waggled his toes in disintegrating grass as bit by bit, the setting fell apart. Inhabiting a world that rearranged itself with a thought, one that redrew each time inspiration hit, made his footing treacherous at best. He never knew when the ground would vanish under his feet and leave him falling, cartwheeling, like a mote in the writer’s eye.

Thank you @petitpoesie for the perfect opening line. It begged for a story. Check out Jane’s tweets for more beautiful lines.  You’re sure to be inspired.

Thank you to Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and Rosema of A Reading Writer for Word High July #FilipinoWords #Prompt.

Got a great line begging for a tale? Drop it into the comments below or tweet it to @MelindaKucsera and you could be featured in the future.

21 thoughts on “Paraluman/The Muse’s World

  1. this is one great collab, dear Mel!!! That first paragraph of yours is so vivid, so true! (I can imagine my M nodding her head and saying, yes, oh yes! :D)


    1. Thank you 🙂 Actually I don’t have a muse. I have grand central station in my head. Characters enter and exit all the time toting with them scenes that they queue up to have me write. Oh dear…I’d better get back to that. They’re getting restless!

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    2. Go for it! Tell Him I got the message. He can stop sending strangers to tell me to finish my stories. I am working on them! Though financial contributions are always welcome. Wait leave that last part off! Don’t want to offend the Almighty 🙂

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    3. You know I had a crazy dream that a box arrived with $13 Million dollars in it. Then my alarm went off and I woke to the realization that I won’t get paid for another week and a half… and I had to schlep to work. That’s what I get for falling asleep while writing 🙂

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