I woke up a little before four in the morning with an insanely dry mouth and a story about myself humming through my brain. I sat up and drank some water that tasted weirdly sweet. I thought about writing down what I was thinking, but I felt sure that I would remember it in the morning.

I wish I had. HOWEVER, I haven't forgotten the entire thing; there is still the aftertaste of a first sentence: "I moved thousands of miles away so that it would be easier to ignore the distance between us." And I think I could do something with that.


MismatchedSockGirl 1/27/2009 11:06 AM  

Oh, isn't that the most frustrating thing in the world?!!? (OK, top 10, at least.)

I've learned the hard way to always keep a notebook and pencil on my nightstand, and even if I'm totally, totally sure I'll remember, I force myself to turn on the light and write down the idea...because oh, the amazing story ideas and poems that have been lost forever to the night!


Liviania 1/27/2009 3:09 PM  

I like that sentence.

Priya 1/27/2009 4:39 PM  

I like that sentence too. It seems like you could turn that sentence into a poem or a song. :)

pinkapplecore 1/27/2009 4:45 PM  

that is a very strong sentence. I like it.

Maya Ganesan 1/27/2009 5:12 PM  

Oh. I stopped at that sentence. It is painfully beautiful.

Georgie K. Buttons 1/27/2009 5:54 PM  

You could go a lot of places with that sentence. Share with us when you finish!

Lenore 1/28/2009 2:05 AM  

I always have dreams where I say, Ah this would make a great book. And then of course I don't write them down and they are gone...

Erin 1/28/2009 9:39 AM  

You are brilliant and I am completely in love with that sentence. You have no idea.

Countrybelle 1/28/2009 2:43 PM  

yes, i think you can go somewhere with that. for sure. it's lovely.

Priya 1/28/2009 7:35 PM  

I've tagged you!

odessa 1/28/2009 11:04 PM  

ah, i hate it when inspiration gets lost in my sleep. and yes, the sentence is very lovely, hope it will take you somewhere wonderful.

Hate This And I'll Love You 1/29/2009 4:35 AM  

Yeah it's a rotting apple on my street. I took a picture of it a few days ago when it wasn't so rotted!

Y 1/29/2009 5:03 AM  


Thanks for coming by my blog! You have an interesting name, how do you pronounce it?

You live in SF? I'm jealous!


Gretchen 1/29/2009 5:55 PM  

Intriguing! That is one well-crafted first sentence.

Sarah Louise 2/05/2009 7:03 PM  

Great sentence.

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