Dancing Trickster

Posted on February 21, 2013

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I actually like to read my spam comments. They fascinate me… Are they computer generated, or does someone write this shit out?

I caught the last bus.That might be in your favorThat’s a terrific idea!I am so full that I would burst with another bite.Your hand feels cold.After a pause he continued his story.He is capable of any crime.They are arguing over who should pay the bill.I have been putting on weight.Patience is a mark of confidence.

I think it’s a masterpiece.

There’s a short story in there somewhere… I identify with it. There’s meaning and information and angst. It’s bittersweet, as most angsty things are. But it’s spam. It’s going to get thrown away by someone who’s annoyed.

I’m guessing that’s how some (or a lot) writer’s feel. I think it’s time for some quotes about writing stuff, and by extension, feeling exposed, wanting to hide and generally being afraid to tell the truth about what’s really going on deep down inside. You know, where the muck is.

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. -Ernest Hemingway

Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. -Anais Nin

Writers are melancholy people. They live in depressing apartments and eat beans. They drink and commit suicide and get committed. They write to face the demons that most people avoid. They’re sexy. They don’t make a lot of money, don’t have very many good friends and don’t celebrate holidays because they don’t have families because they don’t know how to love or be loved or how to not be in pain.

One spam comment called me a “dancing trickster.” And with that, I’ll be working on my next piece. It’s about love and the lack of love, like everything else I write, and like everything worth anything in life. ♥ ♥ ♥