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Line(s) of the Day #TheThingstheyCarried

They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity, the monsoons, the stink of fungus and decay, all of it, they carried gravity… 29 more words

Alex Raphael

Inside Jokes

I always thought that inside jokes had to be things you said to each other (like, “ya coded” in the fourth season of Grey’s Anatomy). But the more I hang out with write club, I keep discovering that inside jokes are little things that makes us laugh without words: blue hair, deer, an entire sentence of words that only begin with F, cat brothels, and a whole lot of other things that make no sense out of context. 155 more words

Memoirs

Ladies of the Fountain

The Three Rules for Wishing on a Fountain (if you really think your wish will come true):

1. Make your wish.
2. Throw your coin. 4,482 more words

The Murderer (Meta-Fiction)

So once upon a time I wrote a piece of meta-fiction for a module I loved based around the aforementioned topic, and though its a little crazy, its one of my favourite pieces of writing ever! 55 more words

Meta-Fiction

My Legacy (The Saddening Story of a Villain)

When children meet me they recognise me as the villain. They cry, or dislike me (I love it more when they cry). As they reach their teenage years and re-live the ‘classics’, most begin to think I am the… dare I say it, ‘cool’ and ‘rebellious’ one. 2,494 more words

Meta-Fiction

Borges and the Book of Infinity

I came across this book in a village on the plain, and I traded a few rupees and a Bible for it. The man who owned it didn’t know how to read.

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Books

Richard Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos at Seattle Opera

Yesterday my husband and I attended a matinee performance of Richard Strauss’ early 20th-century, two-act opera Ariadne auf Naxos produced by Seattle Opera. Performed as a two-act opera (rather than its first version of a play and a short opera), the work impressed me as surprisingly postmodern because its first act subtitled “Prologue” was very much in the vein of contemporary meta-fiction, illustrating how its second act, a brief bona-fide opera “Ariadne auf Naxos,” was conceived and performed as a sort of dinner theater. 687 more words

Society