Bilakah kutemukan ujung dari benang-benang kusut. Akan kembali aku renda sebuah pola bahagia di antara kita.
Sama seperti penjahit yang ditusuk oleh jarumnya sendiri.
(Lagi) Cinta itu melukai cintaku(mu)
Tapi toh kita tak jera mencinta.
Tumpukan jerami begitu keras dan berat. Kenapa begitu bodohnya kita melepaskan jarum ke dalamnya. Kita harusnya sadar renda itu hampir selesai.
Apa yg bisa dilakukan penjahit tanpa jarum?
Apa yang bisa kulakukan tanpa cintaku?
Lambat laun benang-benang itu melilitku. Tidak hanya itu mereka mencengkram mencekikku. Sesungguhnya selama ini engkau sudah menuruti pinta para benang. Mereka jinak dan halus padamu. Entah kenapa padaku begitu liar. Mungkin karena cintamu “lebih” padaku.
Engkau lihat ada aku diantara benang yang kau pintal. Aku menuntut keputusan. “Kau Gunting” saja mereka atau “Aku Hempaskan” semua kekusutan.
18 Oktober 2017
I just created my website to put my longer projects in. The webpage is definitely imperfect, but it would be worth taking a look! And another thing I’m worried about is that my work can be downloaded as of right now, so if you take any of my words from there, please give me credit. Thank you! #writer#freelancewriter#shortstorywriter#poet#inktober
So “Another Girl” is still under way, but I have a link in my bio to my short story “Dream House” if anyone was wondering what that link was. And the writing in the picture will probably be a permanently unfinished short story, oops. I hope I can get “Another Girl” for you guys soon! #writer#freelancewriter#shortstory#shortstorywriter#strawberries#blueberries#inktober
P.S. I hope that Google Doc works for now. I’m still trying to figure out my presentation of longer projects.
We moved last weekend, and now I have more room for books. 😎
So I've been adding to my library, finding the books the began my love affair with words. Black Beauty was one of the first chapter books I ever read. You can see the beautiful copy of it I found on the right. And what's a library without Mark Twain? A collection of Jane Austen is on its way too.
What about you? What are the books that opened your eyes to how awesome books are?
For today's Sunday Read I have an unusual task for you guys! Go check out the word 'exlibris' it's a really old form of ownership signature for books and actually a form of art in itself!
There are modern artists that I recently came across, like the wonderful @hollydunndesign, so go and have an instagram #exlibris browse with me 😍📜
I'll be hanging in the ropes (I hope it has the same meaning in English as it does in German 😂) after chasing my toddler up and down the stairs of granny's house today!
#100daysofwriting have started today! Got the general setting done and it's going to play in Vienna, Austria. 'Cause that's where I am. Feeling highly motivated for now 🤓 have a sparkling Saturday evening, lovely people!
Start off your Friday the 13 evening with a scary story! This is my first attempt at horror. Swipe right to read the beginning and click the link in my bio to read the rest! Thank you to all my readers!! 🎃👻☠️🍁😱
My short story inspired from Ed Sheeran's song Castle on the Hill will be released on Monday to my email list. If you're not on it yet, be sure to signup on my page so you get your copy. (Link in bio) 💜
As a recovering writer and creative, sometimes it takes a challenge to force you to see your day differently. Challenge number one came from #nataliegoldberg in her book #writingdownthebones , in which she suggested to fill a notebook a month of writing.
It's funny, it took me years to stop taking my writing so seriously and allow myself to write badly. As my husband @luke.ink is a very talented artist, I would watch him sketch daily and get so jealous about how much joy that brought him. Until I put two and two together...he fills large sketchbooks with ideas and bits and pieces to explore, keep sharp, enjoy the process. I have never allowed myself the luxury of my own literary sketchbook. To explore. To keep sharp. To enjoy the process of writing, with no expectations. Not every page I fill has to lead to a novel. Heck, it doesn't have to lead anywhere.
So I have started verbally sketching along with my morning cuppa tea, sitting outside on my patio and using a stepladder as my side table, and it has actually begun to light a fire in me. I find myself reaching for my notebook instead of a tv remote or facebook. What I write has become transportive. This is progress.
The next challenge is taking a daily #blackandwhite about my life. Working from home can put blinders on you as to the uniqueness of everyday things. My former #photography challenges made me feel pressured to go out and find something rather than see it right in front of me. #Creativity and a unique perspective is a great way to start any day... #writer#blogger#photojournalism#photographyblogger#writersofig#writers#journaling#writing#fiction#fictionwriter#fictionwriters#shortstorywriter#tealover#writingchallenge#writingexercise#prose#photographer#photoart#art#arizona#azphotographer
In spite of the widespread opinion that you need to have the passion for writing or go home, I feel like it's just one of two shoes you need to walk as a writer.
The other one must be discipline, especially if you've got kids and a job out in reality. But who teaches us that?
I'm still very new to instagram so I stumbled across the #100daysofwriting challenge just a few days ago. I feel it's a great idea to get your ducks in a row so I might take it on starting this Saturday!
Anyone care to join me?
Happy Sunday lovely people! How did you spend your day?
My Sunday read today is the Dictionary of English idioms. Being a non-native in writing in English, I thought I'd rummage through it and use it as an inspiration.
I found the idiom 'hopping mad'. I think it's so funny and it made me think of the old Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Rumpelstilzchen ' 😜 because that describes the little guy so perfectly!
Hope that gives you some ideas for new writing inspiration 🤓 and if you're looking for me, I'll be chasing my toddler across the rooms, hopping mad!
Happy Friday everyone 🎉 what are your plans for the weekend? I'm planning on going shopping to try and find some more autumn appropriate clothes and binge watching as much of Brooklyn nine nine as possible. I'm not really a sitcom fan, but that show has me hooked. So, I guess I'm going to be waving goodbye to my books for a while. 🤷🏼♀️
Also, I'm borrowing my sister's dslr camera for a bit so that I can see whether or not I want to buy one for myself. I have no idea what I'm doing if I'm completely honest 🤦🏼♀️ so any tips will be very much appreciated.
#circleofbookishfriends - female author (Shirley Jackson | the Lottery and other stories).
Creating Responsibly: A Dialogue With Justin Irabor
Interview by Lade Tawak
Justin Irabor is a writer, digital marketer, and illustrator behind the Obaranda comics. He was a runner up for the 9Mobile Prize for Flash Fiction for his short story These Words I Do Not Speak. He has been published in Brittle Paper.
Sometimes, it feels like we, the inhabitants of Earth, are caught in a downward spiral that will never end. As if somehow we've brought humanity to the brink of chaos, and the way back is dim and foggy.
During those times, I remind myself this isn't a feeling felt only by those alive today. Generations of people before us have faced turmoil, famine, disease, evil. Others before us have been through worse...and made it through.
So on those days, I pray.
When the world feels lost, I pray.
When I feel lost in the world, I pray.
Our first issue is out and it also features @umarturaki
The Beauty of Salt: A Dialogue With Filmmaker Umar Turaki.
Interview by @kechinomu
Umar Turaki is a writer and filmmaker living in Jos, Nigeria. His short films have screened at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, and the Durban International Film Festival. His most recent short film, Salt, screened at the Ake Book and Arts Festival in November 2016. He is an MFA candidate in the film program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and he also participated in the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop in June, 2016. One day, he hopes to publish a novel.