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Creative Nonfiction Inspirational

When an author sets to work, a world is created.

Inside the mind, seen by only one.

Rattle, dip, drip. A story starts to form.

Thieves running wild, evil defiles.

Fortresses erected from earthly materials.

Rattle, dip, drip. The story goes on.

A hero arrives, but in what form?

A child? A man? A monster or beast?

The kind of which people would throw a great feast?

Rattle, dip, drip. Continue on.

A setting, the world, could be anything.

A wild place, a forest, even outer space.

A jungle, a city underground, a plain where creatures race.

Rattle, dip, drip. Could be anything you want or dream.

A magical world, a tale unfurled.

When all is well and all is at peace, the page is ready for it's release.

Rattle, dip, drip. The end.

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Ink splatters.

Weariness batters.

Darkness shrouds the candle light.

Head droops, but a story runs free.

Lips yawning, but upturned in a creating smile.

Fingers stiff, but gripping the pen, ready.

A tale fills the tired mind and the pen sets to work.

Once upon a whatever you want it to be.

Just the beginning...

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Once upon a page, a pen dipped and dripped.

Thoughts formed a colorful world.

Once upon the first word, so small compared to what was to come.

The inspiration for everything else, that beginning is.

Once upon a world never before discovered.

Thieves or living trees or a land of beasts.

Aliens from space or polite minotaurs.

Maybe it's a world full of worlds, inspiring the next tale, the next page.

Once upon a pen, finally put away, but not for long.

The beginning.

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A story is like a picture, many in fact.

When someone picks up your story, they step into your thoughts.

They see the very things you saw as your pen scratched a tale onto a page.

The character as you saw them. Real, but in a different world.

Alive, in fiction.

Your characters are pieces of you, put into something else.

Thoughts you couldn't say out loud, feelings you couldn't express.

Things you wish you could be, or things you wish you weren't.

Each setting in your created universe is a place held close to you, twisted into something more majestic and magical.

Where you wish you could be, but aren't.

A magical garden in the rain.

Outer space in your basement.

A forest of magical creatures inside your home.

When a story becomes part of you, you never let it go.

It stays close by you, a magical part of reality.

Your pen is waiting and there is a tale to be told.

What are you waiting for?

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There is a certain magic when you do the things you love.

When the ink slides off the pen and forms words, stories, can anyone imagine the pleasure of the last flourish to a story well done?

Does anyone else feel giddy when a tale takes an unexpected turn and things get exciting?

When a hero rises triumphantly even after being hit so hard, does anyone else feel proud?

Even if no one else can feel the same as the creator of the tale, when a story is well done, no one can resist leaning closer and saying, "What's happening now?"

I know, if a story is well written, the readers will feel joy for that perfect ending, anxiety through the twist, pride for the hero.

When they finally connect, that's the greatest joy of all.

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When a tale is told, magic unfolds.

When a world untold is finally shown, wonder grows.

With each new piece, the puzzle grows into a picture.

Each piece is as important as the next.

Travel without moving.

Anxious without fear.

Adrenaline from words.

Connecting to the characters is a magical thing, when you journey through their life without lifting a foot.

When they seem so real, you could imagine standing beside them.

When you're friendless, you have a friend.

Lonely, you have company.

Tired of the world, you have somewhere to escape.

When the tale is done, the magic stays with you.

A glow, thoughts racing, something to think on if you're alone.

As if you could ever be.

The tale goes on...

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When that first bud appears into dry soil, when the inspiration drops like a seed, the barren ground welcomes it.

Slowly, it blooms, words bursting forth like a rainbow, sentences form images inside the black space. Then falling again, into the softened dirt.

More stories grow as flowers and scrawny saplings. Small and dull at first, but slowly growing into something great and majestic.

And soon, a great forest has been erected, words flowing like a rolling river.

Joy is the sun in this grammar-filled euphoria.

Everything explodes into color when the first page is turned and as each new reader steps into the tale.

Someone, or something, inspired this forest, unknowingly dropping the seed.

When someone steps into the lush tale, a seed is dropped into their hand, fingers close and it begins again.

An unending end...

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Author's note: I wrote these a couple months ago and decided to share them before I left. I hope ya'll are inspired.

April 26, 2021 19:25

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53 comments

12:11 Apr 27, 2021

ThE mEtApHorS aNd iMaGeRy wjabdvwbhwwbvd I am feeling SO inspired!! Amazing job!!!

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Titan Strider
14:14 Apr 27, 2021

thanks. bye. I'm deleting my account in a few minutes.

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14:26 Apr 27, 2021

Oh no! Reedsy will miss your presence. :'( Thankf for being a great virtual BFF. :) Never stop writing! Your stories are amazing.

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Titan Strider
14:27 Apr 27, 2021

thanks again. I'm not stopping, just i can't focus on other things. my life is revolving too much around this website. seeya.

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14:30 Apr 27, 2021

Bye! You will be missed. I also copied all the Project Ignite stories you have so far, so maybe I can continue them, if you want.

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Titan Strider
14:33 Apr 27, 2021

bye. yay! I was actually hoping someone would do that.

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Kelly Dennison
15:20 Apr 27, 2021

Masterful prose. This is fantastic...

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Sarah 🖤💖
22:32 Apr 26, 2021

well heck, now I feel like continuing my story my inspiration levels have increased, gg.

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Titan Strider
14:12 Apr 27, 2021

thanks. I'm deleting my account in a few minutes.

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Angel {Readsy}
20:13 Apr 26, 2021

Author's note: I wrote these a couple months ago and decided to share them before I left. I hope ya'll are inspired. YES YES YES YES UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING UPVOTING

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Titan Strider
20:16 Apr 26, 2021

:) thanks.

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Angel {Readsy}
20:20 Apr 26, 2021

Do you have any novel so I will buy

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Titan Strider
20:34 Apr 26, 2021

no, I don't.

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Angel {Readsy}
19:51 Apr 27, 2021

Poem. : You're my honeybunch, sugar plum, pumpy-umpy-umpkin You're my sweetie pie You're my cuppycake, gumdrop, snoogums-boogums You're the apple of my eye That I'll always be right here sing sweet songs to you Because you are so dear

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Angel {Readsy}
03:20 Apr 28, 2021

I am a nightingale; I read and sing your stories in the flowering garden and all birds, firefly, fairy and flowers are smiling and very thankful to you for writing such an excellent story

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iN cAsE yOuR sTiLl aRoUnD... Hey, tell as many people as you can that Reedsy's updating this Thursday-Friday and to remember your password, because after it updates you'll need to know it to prove it's you and we don't want people getting locked out. So yeah. Please please PLEASE tell others about this!!! (from Dhwani Jain) I miss talking with you tho <3

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Titan Strider
21:13 Jul 28, 2021

Hey, Wolf! I'm not exactly 'around,' so I don't think I'll be commenting a lot, but I'll see what I can do. It's good to get a comment, and I'm glad it's you! I wish we could meet in real life, though I know that is impossible. Miss talking to you, too! -Whisper.

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Sure, just to let you know though :))) Yeah pretty much XD <333

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wow. These were very well written and just kinda hitting the truth on the head. they felt so alive, but they showed every writer's feelings and struggles. Readers' pain too. Words are power, and these were used rightly :) L.W.

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Titan Strider
14:14 Apr 27, 2021

thanks. I really want to leave them up, but I know I'll be tempted to come back if I don't delete my account. I'm doing in it in a couple minutes. bye.

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Angel {Readsy}
18:57 Apr 27, 2021

Bio:BYE, ; ? Stay healthy; stay safe; be successful; be happy; I can only pray

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aw, okay. Whatever you need <3. You do what's best for you :)

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Angel {Readsy}
20:10 Apr 26, 2021

"When that first bud appears into dry soil, when the inspiration drops like a seed, the barren ground welcomes" , every sentence highly admirable , skilful and nifty,

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Angel {Readsy}
20:08 Apr 26, 2021

Wow, "When the ink slides off the pen and forms words, stories, can anyone imagine the pleasure of the last flourish to a story well done". It is magnificent , grand,majestic, and stately.

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Titan Strider
20:09 Apr 26, 2021

:)

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Angel {Readsy}
20:14 Apr 26, 2021

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Angel {Readsy}
20:05 Apr 26, 2021

New story (•̀ᴗ•́) (⋆。゚☁︎。⋆。 ゚☾ ゚。 ) ✺◟(∗*❛ัᴗ❛ั∗)◞✺“I was curious impertinent and enthusiastic to read . When an author sets to work, a world is created. (。^_・)ノ(。^_・)ノ (o^∀^o) (*^▽^*)(☆▽☆) (☆^ー^☆) The first lines of a short story grab the reader's attention, enticing especially me to continue and continue reading. The first sentence provides me an opportunity to showcase your writing style, I am introduce to new characters, or establish the inciting incident of narration.......brilliant work.....very impressive....very interesting t...

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Titan Strider
20:08 Apr 26, 2021

thanks.

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Angel {Readsy}
20:14 Apr 26, 2021

AUTOGRAPH PLEASE

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Arwen Dove
19:56 Apr 26, 2021

Lovely!

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Angel {Readsy}
20:17 Apr 26, 2021

Just lovely ????(。^_・)ノ (o^∀^o)(*^▽^*) (☆▽☆)(☆^ー^☆)

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Arwen Dove
20:28 Apr 26, 2021

No, more than lovely! Phenomenal!

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Angel {Readsy}
20:30 Apr 26, 2021

You know very well how to write sentences I am a zero happy fairy

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Moon Fox
19:31 Sep 22, 2021

I like it!

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Titan Strider
13:49 Sep 23, 2021

Thank you!

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22:10 Jul 31, 2021

Hey! I saw you left a comment on wolf’s story. How are you? Thanks for liking my stories. And the one reedsy cast I said I would try to continue? I’m so sorry, but so much has happened and is still happening. It might be better for you to ask someone else to write them… 😬

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Titan Strider
19:41 Aug 01, 2021

My life has been kinda stressful lately. My family had to put down our cat, then my dad got covid and he's quarantined to his room, we can't hug him or go near him. I'm going through some hormonal stuff right now, so, currently, I'm not really okay, but things will get better. As for the reedsy cast, that's okay. Thanks for asking commenting.

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13:48 Aug 02, 2021

:( I'm so sorry to hear that. If you ever need someone to talk to (or even vent to) you can always come to me.

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Titan Strider
16:25 Aug 02, 2021

thanks.

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Ryan Lm Colli
14:23 May 11, 2021

Great story: Pls join this link... https://www.guilded.gg/i/6pR8goy2

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Ne Bula
00:24 May 11, 2021

I could really relate to this poem. It made me happy, to see that, when authors write, it becomes a beautiful and majestic forest of wonders and creativity. It gave me inspiration I will never forget. Thank you for writing this poem, because now I see I’m not the only one who is enthralled into writing books or stories(especially late at night), and creating characters, and filling page after page of words and magic. I am so sad to see you go, you are truly an amazing writer, and I think you should carry out your work. I hope to see it somed...

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Ryan Lm Colli
12:36 May 07, 2021

Please Join This: https://www.guilded.gg/i/LExWwMwp

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12:02 May 06, 2021

Hey! I know you probably won’t respond to this, but I would just like to give you a little update for Project Ignite. I made a new form with the same questions you asked and sent it to everybody who submitted a character (which was like 20 people). I only have 9 responses, but I hope to have more soon (even though it’s been like a week...). Maybe if I don’t get more responses I’ll just continue the story with what I have? Anyways. I hope you are doing well!! I’ve been pretty busy writing the Trapped novel (the gargoyle one) so I haven’t ...

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Charlie Murphy
15:38 May 03, 2021

Great job!

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Titan Strider
14:13 Apr 27, 2021

bye. I'm deleting my account in a few minutes.

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