The glide and swivel of young bones: the fluidity of motion. They took turns swinging on the rope, skipping stones across the muddied stream, rushing through the underbrush. It was as if their veins were filled with air, their joints with straw. Their bodies were liquid, and they danced to whatever breeze animated them. They were lightness and laughter. They viewed those days through a prism, a time before the light was broken.

***Excerpt from a novel-in-progress,Β The Stone Age***

20 thoughts on “Fluid

      1. I love it!

        I am doing fine. Plugging away at work. It is really rewarding, and the right job for me!

        I would like to have more time to reflect and roam around in my own brain but this is not the season, I guess. Not really sure to do with writing, in general. Waiting for the muse to strike, perhaps. Or maybe just not knowing–in this moment–what I want from it. Part of me would like to publish something. But I am not sure I am capable of the sustained effort. I could cobble together something using the blog posts as a foundation. I was super on a roll when I wrote them and it was so fun. But seriously, I cannot publish that stuff even if someone wanted it. I would upset people I know.

        How is that for more than you ever wanted to know!?

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      2. No, I’m glad you’re doing well. And it’s great that you’ve found a job that you love. That’s very rare. I wish I had that feeling for mine, but it pays the bills and leaves me with enough time to write. I’d be happiest if that was my full time job (and, of course, being paid for it). If you don’t have the time to write, it really is a struggle to come up with anything solid, but I’m sure the muse will strike

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  1. … when it’s ready (sorry, I sent it incomplete). It took me months to come up with my current project, and a lot of false starts, but I think I’ve got it well in hand. I hope. When the time is right, it will come, I really do believe that.


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