Fiction

It feels great to be on the seaside jotting down thoughts, the feeling of anonymity exhilarating, as I shed the burden of ego and constructed self.

Stories flow smoothly with a pen-name – it’s not seen as confession or spilled secrets.

Somehow, the characters evolve into different beings and act in a manner not envisaged before. The excesses that compelled me to find a release, pale in comparison to the story that’s emerging.

I feel sinned against – by dark shadows that turn me into a writer I don’t want to be. 

Both ego and pen names are fiction, and both high-maintenance.


Written for Six Sentence Stories

47 thoughts on “Fiction

  1. Ohhhhh, I really loved this. My favorite line is, “ I feel sinned against – by dark shadows that turn me into a writer I don’t want to be.” Amazing description of the kind of writer experiences can turn a person into. At least, that’s the way I interpreted this line. This was short but powerful. I really enjoyed it. Please come by my blog and check out my latest entry, “Midnight.”

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  2. “… the feeling of anonymity exhilarating, as I shed the burden of ego and constructed self.”

    Tender proffered to a muse not of our conscious choosing? Or a tool by which to explore without judgement?
    Fascinating Six, Reena.

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  3. Both ego and pen names are fiction, and both high-maintenance.
    Which begs the question: which is more easily revised?
    (I’m betting on the pen name. As a conscious act of make-believe, it knows only what we tell it to know. Of course, it could be argued that the ego is subject to the same limits it’s ability to know where the line between fact and fiction lies).

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  4. I have used a pen-name since I began ‘life’ on the internet with a book club.
    For a good part of my ‘whole’ existence. There is some comfort in being able to write freely without judgement from those who might recognize ‘me’… because there wasn’t all that much support for me when I began writing – expecially by family. I think I am happy for that freedom than weighed down by it.

    I do like the last sentense though. “Both ego and pen names are fiction, and both high-maintenance.” I don’t believe I’m high maintenance though 😉

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      1. Only perhaps if ‘they’ were recognize themselves. Which in my own case is pretty much between Slim and None – and Slim left town. (None of the folks/family I know ‘read’ my blog).

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          1. I once sent a relative some poetry – to be a conversation starter.
            They read it, tossed it and told me I was rude and nasty.
            They don’t get any verses from me anymore.

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