“Its a bit funny isn’t it?” she says suddenly, cutting his thoughts short. “It always starts like this doesn’t it? A perfect stranger sitting in the focal point of some public establishment. Glaringly obvious to the point that they aren’t obvious at all, but are actually most insignificant. Until of course that one detail catches the eye, captures curiosity and feeds it until it grows into unseemly obsession.”
He didn’t have words and even if he did, he was far too distracted by that exquisite and unnatural shade of blue tincture that colored her glasses…more so than the woman they wore.
“Yes….” she said over the brim of her cup. “This is how it always starts.”
— from “Untitled” by Harli V. Park
So, I have been a busy squid.
In reflection, I suppose not that busy, but I have been tinkering with this “short story” that would not leave me alone. Scribbling in the car, scribbling at work (with discretion of course) and scribbling during meals and at bedtime. You would think as a short story that has been endlessly scribbled on for nearly a week it would be finished.
Well it’s not.
I’ve written almost 11 pages in my notebook and I am still in the very beginning of whatever this story will become. I will admit its in a style that I’m not familiar with — who knows how much sense that makes since I’m writing it — and that in itself has become a bit of fun. I like being adventurous and I’m developing a growing anxiety about where this is going. I don’t particularly want to do much about it because I don’t really know much about it myself. I’ve just been freely writing. It does start off simple enough — Man meets Woman — but something serious is going on and you’ll be the first to know when I find out.
On top of this I’m still reading “The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer and I’m finding it more enjoyable than the critics say. I suppose she as a person is hit or miss, but I always prefer to form my own opinions.
Also — I got new books!!!!!
I mean I still have a reading list taller than me but I’m always excited to have new ones.
They are of course Neil Gaiman books that I didn’t own yet:
I currently have an addiction that will not be satisfied until I’ve run out of things he’s published….
So with those added to my reading list, I’ve commenced a healthy schedule of reading, writing, and putting out the fire in my brain.
The next actual blog post will be coming soon, along with a new short story. I’m still attempting to set a schedule for posting things considering my life schedule is not so solid. But here’s to trying -cheers-
-Harli V. Park-