Behind the Curtain

Japan Creeping

There rose a Purple Creature –

That ravished all the Hill –

-Emily Dickinson

 

On October 29th 1989, Michelle was born. She is the only person to ever be born on October 29th (at least that is what she thinks, please do not disillusion her, bad things might happen). She spent a happy childhood enslaved to her older sister, Persephone. One of the many tasks she was coaxed into performing at a young age by the beautiful tyrant was storytelling. Persephone demanded Michelle tell her story after story and Michelle always obliged.

This passion for hearing her own voice and recording the fantastic events that happen in her mind is what brought her to grad school in New York. She loves to write dramatic love stories that always turn out right, but is realizing there is more to write about and she wishes to improve her craft, write at least one successful novel that moves at least one person.

While she works on writing she has designed a scheme to take over the world through volunteer work and social justice initiatives. She is a fan of a variety of shows, movies, mangas, animes, and books. All in all she is a passionate individual who loves to write, but knows she is not yet at the level to be published. She is striving towards being at that level though.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. You’d make a great super hero. Just keep writing – like drawing. That’s what I tell my little art students – keep at it and it will appear before your eyes like it was there all along. Blogging is a great step down the writing road.
    “…Although sometimes I have felt that I held fire in my hands and spread a page with shining – I never lost the weight of clumsiness, of ignorance, of aching inability…” – John Steinbeck
    AnnMarie
    new blogger, old artist/writer

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    1. Wow, thank you for that quote. It is beautiful. It’s nice to know that great writers struggle with their craft. Art is a tough road to follow because most of the time you have to build that road yourself and it requires a lot of confidence in your own abilities and support. Thank you for being one of the people helping me forge my own path. Good luck with your own craft!

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      1. You are most certainly welcome – many artists, many writers struggle, me included. That’s why a piece of my wall has inspirational Post its from all sorts of writers. Here’s another “a published author is just an amateur who didn’t quit”(sorry I can’t recall where I got that one from.)
        The writing struggle is the passion, the vulnerability is the artist- that’s one I made up for myself.
        AnnMarie
        keep writing, keep writing, keep blogging, keep writing 🙂

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  2. Subroto says:

    Awesome, wonderful, amazing,…. I’m out of words.

    I’ve never seen such an amazing blog on fiction. I am personally a fiction lover and this is one of my favorite blogs.

    I didn’t understand the meaning of “little gentian” though.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very touched by your words.

      “God made a little gentian” is a poem by Emily Dickinson. When I was in grade school I had to put together a “collection” of poems that represented me, my life, and my family. My sister recommended this poem to me and it has stuck with me since. You can google it and read it in full, it is short. What I take from the poem, and what my sister wanted me to see, is that we as people strive to be the conventional beauty. We try and mold ourselves into what we think is beautiful/cool/smart/interesting, but it’s not until we really come into our own, ourselves, that we bloom and become far more beautiful than anything society would want us to be, and then we “ravish all the hills.”

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      1. Subroto says:

        I read the poem. Its beautiful.

        By the way, there are a set of competitions on the this website.. Thought you might be interested.

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      2. Thank you! I have already peeked at the link and that looks awesome. I am going to talk to my Prof about perhaps submitting to the novella contest and see what he has to say.

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      3. Subroto says:

        Sounds great. Best of Luck.

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      4. Ceparse says:

        wonderful you

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  3. theinnerzone says:

    This section made me comment – my son is born on October 29th. Enjoyed your fictional piece recently Freshly Pressed. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed my piece. I guess I should have expected someone to eventually come along and shatter my delusions about being the only one born on October 29th ; ) I love being an October baby, I just truly believe it is one of the best months. Thanks for taking the time to comment and read, I really appreciate it!

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  4. curlysue92 says:

    I haven’t had a chance to look through everything, but just wanted to say that I love your blog! You’re a great writer, can’t wait to read more! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I am so moved by the response this blog has received. I hope you enjoy the rest of it and what is to come!

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  5. purpledivaa says:

    The ‘like’ button is taking forever to load so here I am. I thoroughly enjoyed this short piece about you 🙂 and I like your writing. Keep doing what you do.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to send a comment in since the ‘like’ button was being a pain. I really appreciate it! Also, apologies for the delay in response.

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