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To My Childhood Crush

Dear Boy,

Did you know that penguins search for the smoothest, most perfect rock they can find—irrespective of how long it takes them to find it—and present it to the penguin they covet, as a gift? 428 more words

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Here's a Reality Check For Indie Writers

First off, I’m not trying to be mean, but here is something I wrote.

As I pluck away at my fourth novel someone wrote about… 1,290 more words

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Me, too, Mr. Hawthorne

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Beauty

Hawthorne

It is time

to revisit old loves

to remember why

pages long sentences

held such allure

to find the poisonous garden

and the beauty living there

 

Poetic Words

Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne, November 1851 -- Herman Melville

My Dear Hawthorne, — People think that if a man has undergone any hardship, he should have a reward; but for my part, if I have done the hardest possible day’s work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably — why, then I don’t think I deserve any reward for my hard day’s work — for am I not now at peace?

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Stuyvesant Town woman writes opera based on Nathaniel Hawthorne story

By Sabina Mollot

It’s the gothic opera that has something for everyone. Romance. An evil doctor. Science experiments involving poison.

And it’s an original show slated for a September run at Theater for the New City, with libretto written by Stuyvesant Town resident Linsey Abrams. 938 more words

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Five Story Ideas from Nathaniel Hawthorne's Note-Books

  1. All the dead that had ever been drowned in a certain lake to arise.
  2. Character of a man who, in himself and his external circumstances, shall be equally and totally false: his fortune resting on baseless credit,–his patriotism assumed,–his domestic affections, his honor and honesty, all a sham.
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