Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Shrapnel


My spine is littered with shrapnel, harbouring all the rusted knives you forced into my back. They began to form an essential part of my spine, swallowed by my hollow bones these fragments of a cold bronze are being honed to a point, bitter enough to pierce softened skin and they all bear your name. 


I couldn't stop myself from a drying and withering despair like a flower in the dark, as many nights I witnessed my blood dry the darkest of black, I knew in myself that I had been deeply poisoned. I pray that when I pass you at the crossroads, your feet embedded in the dry soils of a forsaken ground, I'll smile and show my falsest pity knowing that I wished you there.


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Hi everyone

It's been nearly 3 months now but I'm back with a Halloween post for you all to enjoy, a good old despair inspired revenge piece! 'Shrapnel' is adapted from a poem I wrote years ago, some parts are from the original poem and some are brand new creating a new prose piece that embodies a lot of what I was feeling all those years ago.

I got quite excited when I decided to write a blog post for Halloween, partly because I get to unleash my darker side and also the thought of getting back into writing blog posts again. I have missed it. I always loved writing them but as I said in my last post 'It's goodbye for now' there were a lot of things that fell apart this year and I felt my content would suffer etc. I hope now I can return, not writing as frequently but not setting it aside altogether :)

I have some links to share to some of my flash fiction pieces featured on Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog - an amazing blog cram packed with features, hints, tips and exercises for writers. My flash fiction piece Blackbird was featured on 2nd of August as part of Flash Fiction Friday's, it has also been included in her series of Podcasts - Podcast of Blackbird, episode 32 (6/10/2013). It was fantastic to hear 'Blackbird' read aloud, Morgen has a lovely voice and it also changes the whole feel of the writing making the words come alive - like how a story feels when read to a group compared to how it feels when you're reading alone, it's an electric feeling when you were the one who wrote those words! :)


My piece Eden was also featured on Flash Fiction Friday's on 13th September and the Podcast will be available this Sunday (3/11/2013). Also I will be having another flash fiction featured called 'Old Norse' on the 8th of November and the Podcast will be on 29th of December - I'll be sharing them on Twitter and Facebook when they are live. 





                                                                               Happy Halloween







4 comments:

  1. Great to see you back here Jade and you with a very well written dark piece of work. It looks like you've also been very busy behind the scenes being featured everywhere, and that's good news too. I know you had a hard time recently with all the things that's happened but underneath you are a strong person. You had the knocks and now you're back on your feet dusting yourself off, and ready to run.
    Content is always important, so even if it's not as frequent as before, I know your posts will always be great. Enjoy the rest of this Sunday.

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    1. Hi Rum

      Thanks for your kind comments. It's lovely to be back and you're still here reading and liking my posts :) It's been a hard year and I like to think I'm a strong person, but sometimes I'm not so sure. Have a wonderful Sunday too Rum.

      Jade x

      By the way for anyone who is interested here is the link to Morgen Bailey's Podcast featuring 'Eden' and some other equally talented writers - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bwt-short-stories-episode-033/id389840707?i=170068560&mt=2

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  2. I really enjoyed reading and listening to your Flash Fiction story - I shared the same day with you. I loved it and I do hope you will do more. Good luck. Enjoying your blog a lot.

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    1. Hi Jane

      I really enjoyed your flash fiction too and I'm loving being a part of Morgen's writers circle :)

      Thank you for your lovely comments I'm glad you liked 'Eden' and the blog, I've always got some writing in the pipeline.

      Jade x

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