Thoughts #short prose #flash fiction

Thoughts: as long as they inhabit my mind, they are alive.
Yet too often they climb down on paper to meet their own death.
I guess I am responsible for that, am I not?

Excerpt from the manuscript “Glass Lovers


81 thoughts on “Thoughts #short prose #flash fiction

  1. Good morning G,

    A wonderful take on the creative process. To answer your question, yes you are responsible. BUT (yes all caps)…
    your words on the page are always brimming with texture, light, and life as they jump off the page. So need to worry about your words or thoughts dying a little death. It is on the page where your words truly begin to breathe.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day.

    1. Good morning, Drew
      Thank you so much for your gorgeous comment.
      “It is on the page where your words truly begin to breathe.” That is so kind of you to say. I’ll take your word on this πŸ™‚
      Have a splendid day, Drew.

    1. Oh, I love your interpretation. I have to think about. Am I saying that or not? Anyway, thank you so much for your great comment πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Beckie. I am thrilled you think so. Hugs and love to you.

  2. I think that sometimes a thing is clear in one’s mind. One knows precisely what one wishes to say and the words are beautiful inside one’s head. However they don’t translate onto paper as one hears them in one’s mind. Sometimes I have a dream and think that would make for a wonderful composition and, on waking I attempt to put it down on paper. But it rarely (perhaps) never comes out as pristine as I dreampt it. Thanks for your thought-provoking extract, Gabriela and apologies for my waffly comment. Best wishes – Kevin

    1. Hey Kevin,

      “But it rarely (perhaps) never comes out as pristine as I dreamed it” I fully agree with that. Something gets lost or altered by the very process of writing.
      My most sincere thanks for your comment, Kevin. It made my day πŸ™‚

  3. Fascinating piece, G! From one angle I can see how falling to the page can be a death for thoughts, they cease to be just thoughts and become something else, and that something else is more frozen and less growing than a thought. However, from another angle I can see how it’s also a start of life because now the thoughts are being passed on and allowed to grow in new directions. I guess the best way of reconciling that is to say they die but move on to a new afterlife.

    1. Thank you so much, David. I am thrilled you shared your thoughts on this.
      “I guess the best way of reconciling that is to say they die but move on to a new afterlife.” Excellent interpretation.
      On different note, those lines are taken out of context. I was thinking… I will leave that for another time. Now, I better think of what you said.
      Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
      Enjoy your day πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome! Thank you for entertaining my little notions.
        Oh, interesting. Now I’m even more excited for the manuscript to be finished and publish so I can discover the context and the true meaning.
        You’re welcome again, and enjoy your day too

      2. Thank you, David. Only if I can finish it πŸ™‚ Your book will be our long before mine. So I am looking forward to reading you first πŸ™‚

  4. Wow. I am speechless in amazement of the complexities that you have magically put into this short piece. And you failed. You failed at killing this thought. Because it seems 200β„… alive. I think this exists as a human, a model. What I mean is, this is gorgeous.

    1. Hey Watt,
      Thank you so much. Your praise left me speechless. Very grateful to you for your comment.
      Enjoy the rest of your day.

  5. Thoughts might seem to lose their life or their fluidic nature when expressed in words, when we commit to one version, but this exercise invariably brings many more into existence in the writer’s mind

      1. Thank you again. What does enough mean? You have to recognize I am insistent πŸ™‚

  6. A clear definitive message. Our ideas and imagination are responsible
    to write everything down on paper and share with the world around us that things maybe grim and death but in the end…poetry is the cure. πŸ™‚ I love this so much.

    1. Charlie, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Poetry is the cure, indeed.
      Have a blessed day my dear friend.

  7. Hi, I’m Brooxy and I’m new on WordPress. I’ve been reading some of your posts. I just wanted to say I love them. This one in particular impressed me, it’s very imaginative. I like to think though, that writing is giving immortality to your thoughts, rather than killing them. I suppose it makes me feel better πŸ˜…

    1. Hi Brooxy
      My name is Gabriela. My most sincere thanks for your comment. It means a lot to me.
      “I like to think though, that writing is giving immortality to your thoughts, rather than killing them.” That is a wonderful way of thinking.
      Looking forward to reading your posts.
      Have a wonderful rest of the day.


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