I hope you all are well. I like to check in once in a while to drop an update, so here I am.
The writing chapter I align myself with, has a monthly flash fiction contest for their Medium publication. Each month they have a different theme and encourage all their writers to submit for that theme. I’ve only submitted once but haven’t been able to put something together since.
They opened the contest this month, allowing for any and all submissions about the current crisis (this includes the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit us last week). The encouragement was for some non-fiction submissions. I’ve spent the day thinking about what I would write. I don’t feel it should be one of these rambling type posts or even a linear, personal, journal-like post either.
I’ve decided to write a narrative non-fiction account of my mind and the events that have taken place. I only hope I can deliver. I’m already down to the final hour of submission for Patreon.
I have struggled to find a writing voice, to tap into my creative vault. So much built up inside, and no release. Or at least none I can grasp on to.
I do want to thank you for your words of encouragement, of hope, of love. They mean more than I can express.
Stay tuned for more creative writing and, hopefully, a tease to the piece I will submit to the Medium publication. If you want to read more of my stories that I release for patrons only, subscribe to my Patreon. Thank you in advance.
There it was again. That white flowing dress. It flowed and furled as if tossed by a soft breeze, silk reflecting a bright heavenly light. A light that was the brightest he’d ever seen. The dress glowed radiant with a sparkling golden sash tied in a perfect bow around the waist.
Her; Who was she? He didn’t know. The outline of her face blurred by the light. Soft features, a circular jaw and rosy round nose, filled out her countenance. Cheeks, plush like pillows, rose up so high they looked like they were the only things holding her eyes in place. Those eyes, electric blue with a teasing look embedded deep inside. Her smile was perfect, as were her teeth.
Hair of the purest gold splashed down on her shoulders and fluttered in slow motion on the breeze. Hints of strawberry and soft pink strands highlighted the locks of her hair. He could get lost in her beauty for an eternity. Majestic brilliant white wings spread wide like a gliding eagle.
She was angelic. A celestial being of comforting power.
She approached, floating on a wispy cloud, and stretched out her hands to him. Those hands of perfect olive skin.
“Aiden. Come. Let me take you away from your sadness, away from the darkness that suffocates you.” The voice whispered, layered with a ghost-like echo muffled in a vacuum sealed room.
Read the rest over on my Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per month to read my stories, although you’re always welcome to up that amount.
Thank you for all your endless support. I keep writing, in part, thanks to each of you and your encouragement. Thank you for reading.
A moment of your time, please.
I’m Alan, or as many have known me over social media: Jedizaugg Yes, the name means exactly as you read it. I love Star Wars and consider myself a Jedi. Ha.
As you’ve seen on this blog, I write and share poetry, short stories, prose and other creative voices and styles. Poetry has become a more dominant form of medium lately. I’m a novice at poetry, still understanding and navigating it. I thank you all for reading it. My forte is in short stories and novel writing (although the later is still something I’m working to improve upon).
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