Nihilism

A poem I wrote during my existential crisis during university. Enjoy.

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Is concern empty,

Or a means to do good?

Keep us locked in the woods,

from the truthful unseen.

 

Is it our way,

to break right from wrong?

A simple impasse to hinder the strong,

each night and day.

 

Construction of thought;

we test what is told

and all that is taught.

To find what we hold,

is endlessly fraught,

till we grow old.

 


 

#DWTSmith #nihilism

Tuesday Discussion

That time is here, and I have an intriguing discussion for today.


Writers – Do you write with pen or keyboard?

Why do you prefer your chosen format?

Readers – Do you prefer paper or electronically?

Why do you prefer your choice?


 

I love the direct contact to paper it helps me with my creative process. The direct physical contact to the word has a certain charm to it. It gives me a better sense of what I have accomplished and my handwritten paper is more “me.”

Also, after my first hand – written draft I type it onto my laptop,  thus my first edit. 

But even if you write on the computer, you might have different habits that allow you to better connect with your creative  side. 

The same goes for reading. I love the feeling of physically turning the page, grabbing a book and sitting in front of the fire; and seeing the progress with my personalized bookmark that my partner’s Auntie made me.

Leave your comments below. Please share this post to something that would have an opinion on this.

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#DWTSmith #paperback

A new chapter

Today I embark on a new chapter in my life. (I bit of personal information for my followers).

I am starting a new job as a Casual Teacher’s Aid in Children with Autism.

I am excited to be involved with children’s education and to try give them the best opportunity they have in life.

Today I will be in English and History, both subjects I adore and feel very comfortable with.

I hope everyone’s Monday has them excited about a new chapter they can embark on. If so, share below 😃 Have a splendid day.

#DWTSmith  #education 


Burimen Brothers – Part VII

#Fantasyfriday is here.

I know it’s Saturday but I was exhausted yesterday, and I forgot to post it.

Here it is and I hope you enjoy it.

and here are all the previous installments!

I,     II,    III,   IV, V and VI

Happy reading and please leave feedback, (constructive criticism is never taken personally) like, or tweet if you enjoy it. Thank you.

 


 

‘What does she mean by next test?’ I questioned Santhara in the arena’s seating.

‘Three elements of test,’ She answered, walking into the fighting pit.

I was still one with Iureth; she waited for my next command.

‘How do I become me again?’ I wriggled my waist, trying to detach myself. Iureth’s tail whipped back and forth, slamming into the wall.

‘Hey!’ Santhara yelled. I paused and noticed the damage I had done.

‘The same way you morphed, within your mind,’ she answered, climbing over the scattered debris.

Continue reading

In the Darkness

house and moon


I watch the moon through the window;

sitting alone is a bad habit of mine.

Too many thoughts and floorboards creaking.

I stare at the white full-moon.

 

Lamington sky and an empty house beneath

my grandparents house. Built by them

and raised my mother and uncles.

 

In my memories they still live in there.

Christmas puddings shared along the long supper table,

a glow in the kitchen and living room.

Grandchildren laughing and running through rooms,

Parents talking in knitted jumpers, sipping brandy and wine.

 

A creak in the floorboard interrupts,

the house fades to black.

Black to staring at

the white full-moon.


 

 

#DWTSmith    #fullmoon

 

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Discussion Tuesday


Another week has come around and Tuesday’s discussion is upon us bloggers. 

This weeks topic

Write what you know.

At first, I thought it was referring to the genre. I know and love fantasy so I’ll write fantasy.

The more I have written, the more I have uncovered layers to this statement. 

For me I have found, it isn’t the know of genre to write, it is the themes within the story. Whether it is fantasy, romance, thriller, mystery, fiction or non-fiction. 

The themes of love, family, relationships and coming-of-age. These are the things I know, the things I have experienced.  

I could amend the original statement, and suggest 

Write what you have experienced. 

For discussion, comment the themes you have experienced? 

Is this how you interpret the original/ amended statement? Or was it something completely different? 

If you think someone has an interesting point of view, invite them or share this post to them.


#DWTSmith #writing 

Madness of Hallen 

The Madness of Hallen by Russell Meek.

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It took too long to draw me in. The first ten chapters were really slow, alot of world building and telling instead of showing (except some scenes).
I wasn’t convinced with the relationship and hardship with Ohrl and Keysa. Maybe the second book will answer a few questions and cement the history, Meek tells us.

The reason I changed my review to 3 from 2 was some of the scenes. He shows them and made me feel immersed in those particular moments, especially the with the kaaldreer.

In saying all this, I still decided to finish for numerous reasons.

Firstly, I met him at a market in NZ selling his books. He told me the story of how it all begun, self-publishing story and his future plans. In that aspect, I admire him and respect him as an author.
Secondly, he is an indie author and self-published.
Thirdly, he designed and photographed the covers; and
Lastly, he is passionate about writing.

Overall, read the book but be prepared for a slow beginning.

Here is his website, Russell Meek.

and a trailer for Madness of Hallen.