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.'”
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.
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