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Writing connection: Inspire yourself with a song or a picture

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 | No Comments »
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I find that the best of my first drafts and free writes are inspired by songs that strike a chord inside me. I once wrote a short-short story inspired by an epic Vietnamese song about a wife who sits on a cliff overlooking the sea with her baby and waits, and waits, and waits for her husband to come home from war. Eventually, she waits for so long that she turns to stone. There is a boulder in Vietnam somewhere that actually does look like a woman, cradling a baby, looking out into the sea.

I can’t say it’s the best thing ever, though it is one of the few pieces that I’m very proud of.

Here’s the piece in its entirety:

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