Muse of the Day

It's so bizarre, I'm not scared of snakes or spiders. But I'm scared of butterflies. There is something eerie about them. Something weird! Nicole Kidman, actor

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Strange Writing: Horror Haiku

When Fortune spoils Nemesis strikes with vengeance Granting equity ******* The story of Nemesis in Greek Mythology is fascinating, particularly her role in the death of Narcissus. Definitely worth a read!

Strange Acoustics: Valtari

I love Sigur Rós's experimental music, and I've written about their live performances before. This Sunday I'm featuring part of a film project they commissioned for their last album Valtari with bandmate Kjartan Sveinsson. They gave 14 directors the same budget and complete freedom to create a short film for each track on the album.... Continue Reading →

Strange Writing: Response Poems

While I am working on some longer pieces of writing, I wanted to share a couple of poems that were written in response to poetry I have previously posted. Jeff and Ellen both write great blogs that I read regularly, please check them out! Original Poem: Early morning run Silken strands cling to my cheeks... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Strange Writing: Horror Haiku

Red anemones Drape the night in cloying scent Veil of crimson death ***** I've been reading up on symbolism of different flowers in Greek mythology for inspiration, and was a little dismayed to discover after writing this that anemones don't have any scent. Or attract bees because they don't produce any nectar. Go figure.

Strange Event: Earthshine

Every Wednesday I post four things to look forward to, an offbeat holiday, an astronomy event, a new movie or TV show, and a volunteer opportunity. Out of the four, my favorite one to research is the astronomy event. I'm always looking for something anyone can spot with the naked eye, no special equipment needed.... Continue Reading →

Strange Writing: Tanka

A looming stranger Lurching steps, drawing closer Wide eyed, mouth agape Running, I try to escape Open arms, infected clutch ********* Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of – 5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables. The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others - its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path. Kevyn Aucoin

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