Tale Weavers Prompt: Poem – Octelle – “Story Line Wrote”

Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this weeks prompt — Paper Back Writer:

” What is your great novel/novella/collection of short/flash fiction/poetry/ pulp paperback/graphic novel? Of course, you don’t have to write it, just write about it.

Weave any sort of tale;  in the abstract or concrete; as you or a character of yours; being accepted for publication; editing process; book tours – remember you ‘just wanna be a paperback writer.'”

Credit: http://www.revolutions5.com

I’m still working on a novel called: How Was Last Night For You? I’m editing it in second draft. Still a lot of work to do and haven’t had the time to work on it lately. This Octelle poem illustrates the story line roughly:

She wants love, but it keeps slipping,

Through her fingers, the Sirene dripping.

She’s a regular girl, too kind,

Believes in people and magic finds —

In her paranormal world sound,

Curses, mermaids, sea witch found.

Nina narrator, life gripping,

Focus and ire of a mer-witch.

John wasn’t smart at twenty-five,

Lied about girl, she cursed him live.

Where ever he wondered,

Strange events encountered.

People got hurt, women injured.

No love; witch’s wrath incurred.

Sees Nina drinking Flirtinie,

Sparks, passion, between them ignite.

A mermaid she is, sea witch too,

She’s experienced pain, heart broke through —

Victorian romance; cad —

He’d a mistress, kids they had.

Clued in after his death –cried,

Traveled, came home to new guy.

Adare never changed, men still lie.

No broken girl now -she’s Talise.

Characters wrote, story occurs,

Talise hates Nina — it’s inferred.

She cursed John left his soul burnt,

She wants John back, she’s a flirt.

Evil, she’ll never gain him through,

Her magic; Nina loves John true.

Witch’s wrath, all will suffer –die?

No one can say; writer yet edits.

©Mandibelle16.(2016) All Rights Reserved.

26 thoughts on “Tale Weavers Prompt: Poem – Octelle – “Story Line Wrote”

  1. Michael September 22, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Great response Mandi and thanks for contributing to the Tale Weaver..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. clcouch123 September 23, 2016 / 1:51 am

    It’s a great story. I enjoyed reading it in serial form. I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading it, revised and all-together, even more.

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  3. my frilly freudian slip September 23, 2016 / 6:01 am

    Sounds like a fascinating story as presented in this excellent poem. I like how you used the poem to present the plot line.
    Thanks for contributing to Tale Weaver.

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    • mandibelle16 September 23, 2016 / 6:02 am

      Thank you very much. I hope it’s interesting 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment.


  4. rosemawrites September 23, 2016 / 8:27 am

    that last two lines hold so much truth! good luck on your upcoming novel, Mandi! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ameena k.g September 23, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Haha, love the ending there! Writer still edits. I love how you took us through Nina first, then John in different paragraphs. Oooh, I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of that witch

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  6. Suzanne September 23, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I hope you find time to write it. It sounds intriguing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 September 24, 2016 / 3:01 am

      Thank you Suzanne. I finished the first draft back in June. I’m maybe seven chapters in on draft two. Hopefully, find time in October or November to finish the manuscript before getting an editor 🙂

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  7. any1mark66 September 24, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Very nice darling. I like the ending. Of course, maybe it ties into a song lyric…. ” and I want to be a paperback writer. ” 😉

    Liked by 1 person

      • any1mark66 September 24, 2016 / 3:02 am

        I’m good on house, my time is really messed up, but in four weeks I’ll be in Heaven. 😃

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      • any1mark66 September 24, 2016 / 3:06 am

        I have been incredibly lucky. The phrase is “if it’s meant to be” couldn’t be more real. I am blessed. I am waiting to repay what I have been given. I’m not really a religious person, but there is way too much not to accept this doesn’t happen without cause. 😀

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    • mandibelle16 September 25, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks Melinda 🙂 I’m really surprised it worked out. My good friends would tell you, I’m terrible at summarizing events/stories out loud lol. Thankfully, writing is easier 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday.

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      • Melinda Kucsera September 25, 2016 / 7:44 pm

        You’re welcome. I share your difficulty. Writing is easier. Enjoy your Sunday too!

        Liked by 1 person

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