Miscellaneous Writings and Musings


A genie and her rock band

(Novel and Short Stories)

Steal Tomorrow

Steal Tomorrow
Murder, Mystery, First Love, and the End of the World

(Novel and Short Stories)

My Books and Stories

My Books and Stories
Where to Buy, Read, Download

My Favorite Character

I put you in my novel.

Of course, it wasn't you,
just someone like you,
based on you,
a doppelganger.

Does this news leave you (check one):


Why? (explain)

Writers write:
what they know
who they know
with a few added twists
pinned together with thorns of memory
and shellacked with lies.

There is no other way.

The you I wrote isn't really you.
I added different details,
filled in the gaps of what I do not know
(things you refuse to tell).

Having created you, I can end you too.

Choose as many as apply:

__Love lost
__Love found
__Career change
__Plane crash

Are we having fun yet?

Why don't you sit and tell me, then,
who you really are?
End my speculation.
Be real,
unless you prefer to remain
just my fantasy.

This is a Sunday Scribblings post.


Old Egg said...

Yes we all want to be a character in a novel. You don't have to be too honest about me, but I want to like what I read, recognize me by my actions or words but woe betide you if I am a villain, unless he is handsome and gets all the girls. Those are the rules.

July 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

LOVE. Just love this one.

Expect lots of links from me to it down the road.

July 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Kay said...

So true, and it can not be any other way.

July 7, 2012 at 7:49 PM
Jae Rose said...

Thorns of memory is such a good line..I imagine plucking them out..turning them into words..the real world and real people may be difficult at times but you leave me with a sense of power in writing..a little omnipotence..maybe..Jae

July 8, 2012 at 6:29 AM
Anonymous said...

omgosh, loving this one!
aren't we all in someone's novel?

the check offs are great.

July 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Jae: I think you've touched on a big reason why we write; it's a way to gain control over things we can't control out in the real world.

At a writing retreat I went to in May, the instructor read us a quote to the effect that writing isn't therapy, but it is therapeutic. I know I've often taken my pain and confusion and transformed it into a sense of peace and ownership by putting it into a story.

July 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Jae Rose said...

And beautifully transformed it is too.. Jae

July 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Alice Audrey said...

*shrug* Novel me if you will, but I will merely go on being friends, letting the friendship unfold the way friendships do. Tell you more? Of course. Over time.

July 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

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