Sunday Photo Fiction: “Politics.”


” Uh, they are holding another event by our house,” Lane complained to Eric.

“What’s this event for?” Eric mumbles half-asleep. He leans up and peeks through the bedroom curtains at a barrage of people winding their way down the road. “There are British flags…” Eric says.

“Oh,” Lane tells Eric. “It was on the news. British immigrants and those with British ancestory are holding a protest. They support Britain’s separation or divorce from the European Union.”  

“I heard it would effect Britain’s economy negatively if a referendum is held and people vote to separate or divorce. There would be job losses and Britain would no longer be a part of major Eorpean trade agreements with the US (etc.)” Eric remarks.

” In the past,” Lane says, “Britain was a lead supporter for the idea of an open and free trade zone across Europe. It’s a great deal easier to deal with one currency.” 

” I believe  you still have to use the pound in Britain.” Eric adds.

” What about all those Britains who want to stay apart of the Europian Union. That isn’t true democracy if a large part of your population still wants Britain to be in the European Union, but gets vetoed.” Lane says thoughtfully.

“For goodness sakes, we’re not even in Britain. This is Canada.” Eric says grumpily as the volume from outside became louder.

” You know what I wish?” Lane says an arm around Eric’s waist. He shakes his head. “I wish Canadians would be more interested in their own politics and not the politics of other countries. I mean for goodness sake, many of those protesters have lived in Canada a generation or two, their Canadian not British.”

Eric laughs, “The woes of a multicultural country.” 

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Alisitair Forbes

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Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.

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How to Write a Query Letter that Makes Agents and Editors Swoon


For writer’s out there trying to get stuff published you need a query letter!

Michael Cristiano

This is a response to my earlier post called Why Your Query Letter is Making Agents and Editors Cringe. I’m so meta, right?

Writing a query letter is an art, they say. What they really mean is that it’s really gosh-darn hard. It seems that everyone and their sister thinks they can write a query letter, but out in the real world, it fails. Miserably.

That’s what happened to me. I thought writing a query letter was easy. I composed one in a couple hours and unleashed it onto the world. Little did I know, it was crap and yielded no return. It wasn’t until I joined the Absolute Write and participated in their forum that I was able to learn how to write a query letter properly.

Now, I shall bestow my knowledge upon you.

Step One: Write a Manuscript

A given, right? Wrong. I am a big advocate that writers complete…

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Late Night Quotes


1. Great advice . . .

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2.  An extremely good point, well made! 

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3.  My favourite! 

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4. No excuses!

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5.  When things don’t work out the way you wanted them to . . . 

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6.  My theme of late! 

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7.  She’s a survivor, it could be a “he” as well.

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8. Advice in relationships.

 

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9.  A sad but truthful quote:

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10. And finally a poem I found tonight that I now love . . .

  

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Have a lovely evening! 

    

  

     

Poem: Rondeau – “Rise Above it All.”


A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short – a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.
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1 Aspire to rise above it all; dream,

2 Only the rise and fall of breath seem,

3 Real, vital, required, live a song,

4 Perhaps, we can do more than long,

5 Believe, sip, drink shifting sun beams.

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6 Shadows hover, light inside gleams.

7 More of your tight hugs, I can dream.

8 Shifting darkness, your lies wrong.

9 Rise above it all.

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10 Crossing rapids in waters, I glean.

11 Useful thrilling of sights unseen.

12 I can wish, time apart not long,

13 Time enough to echo what is wrong,

14 Time, brings together, a seem.

15  Rise above it all.
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