It All Begins Tomorrow

…ominous titles aside, I’m starting something tomorrow, so that will be fun. Working on it will be a good way to end what has been a nastily rough week.

I’ve got way too much to do. I have a buttload of internship applications, catchup homework and this new project. I could cry. 

All-in-all, it’s been a very rough week. Coming out of it, though, at least I have something to look forward to. Creative world-wise, it gets me away from the one project that has been trapped in editing hell for three-going-on-four weeks. And it gives me what will either be a motivator to catch up and finish my work or what will be a whole other distraction.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to say it’s the former and not the latter.

Other things that I’m working on- two other writing projects both have first drafts that have been sitting for a short while that are ready to be revised. I’ve been told that the professor wants “bold” revisions on them, whether or not they go right or wrong. So that’ll be fun to work with. I like almost all the characters I’ve created so far, between Oliver Watterson, Arthur Cohn, Sarah Metis, Charlotte Haas, Johnny Stevenson and Emmy Gomez. I feel like Charlotte could definitely stand to be better developed, but for a first try, I’m actually rather happy with them.

The two stories, interestingly enough, are complete opposites to one another, and I think that one is weaker than the other as a result, but that’s alright.

At any rate, I’ve got some work to do, and I’ve got a post talking about these more in detail. So I’ll leave it here for now. See you all tomorrow!

Faces Racing By/The Iteration Theory (Writing Prompts #2)

Good afternoon and hi, ladies and gentlemen! As always, my name is Daniel and welcome back to The Oddity Writer.

I wrote a couple stanzas of poetry for the first time in…ages.

Oh God…

…Yeah, that’s why it’s so rough around the edges- and not to mention I’ve been so occupied I haven’t really had the time to complete it and refine it. But I really like it, and the mindset I was in when I wrote it was really quite interesting. It was almost like looking in through a window at someone I didn’t really know.

You can also consider this a teaser for the new project, as it covers one of the concepts that the story is about- seeing the faces of your past and how their influence in what you become.

There are just two quotes that influenced my work this time around, and they’re the reason why this goes under the Writing Prompts right now. And with that, I’ll leave you to read. Thank you all so much for sticking with me thus far, and I’ll see you on the next page of this story.

“You are a creator, put on this world by the creator, to create.”

“The past isn’t who you are, it just lays the ground for who you’re going to be.”


Clip-clop tick-tock tick tick tick
Can you see the iterations
Working to completions
or spiraling into cascades
falling to failure.

Can you see and hear
in every moment every step
they in your memories
who see it all
make you think
analyze stop control display

Hear them laugh and scream
and remember.