100 Day Project Three – Day 17

DAY 17 (June 28th, 2018)

A CITY IS BURNING (UNFINISHED)

A city is burning on the riverfront,
waxen spirits dance upon the embers—
there are millions of them.
I stand, tarry, wait
to be yet another
among their countless number.

I taste copper in my mouth—
the crippled trees, raven sky
behind me. It is dark.
Too dark to see.
I stumble like a blind man
toward the ferry.


Novel X

Daily Word Count: 171

EXCERPT

Charlot studied Burt for several moments. She searched his eyes. He smiled awkwardly.

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this, my third, 100 Day Project on June 12th, 2018. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything, really (or nothing at all) and to write at least one hundred shitty first-draft words of my novel. I’ll post the results here.

Enjoy!

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