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have you seen these characters?

Most authors are aware of characters that tend to pop out of a plot in search of a new one. It is a well kept secret among those that write, to be held in secret from those that read.

Here are a few characters that have escaped from their stories and are known to be lurking about looking for a place in books yet to be written, or in the works.

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The Hung Over Living Room.

Photography Prints

The aching room was struggling to open its eyes, squinting against the glare of the sun brazenly bursting in through the blinds.

Yet once more, though out the night before, its very own people drank without giving any regard as to how hung over the room would be the next day.

Rooms embrace all that they contain. The walls have ears, listening and holding onto all that they hear. The furniture holds the energy of the moments, they are the pure tellers of the tale – if only they would be asked.

The room absorbs all that goes on within it like a sponge. And in turn the people continue to experience, and the room continues to absorb.

Every thought that crossed a mind, all words uttered, the gestures made, the grimaces revealed, each of the secrets confided or betrayed within those walls remain in the room. Literally. Isn’t that why people always say “Whatever we say will stay within these four walls?”

A constant and silent conversation takes place between the room and its people, archiving the experiences of life. That is a part of every day life for the room, to collect and contain all that occurred within it. That is why it is called a Living Room.

“Another night of merriment. Another morning of recovery. When will they ever learn? “, the room sighed as it faced the new day.

excerpt from Reality Yet Unpublished by Suzy Valtsioti
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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

Did the title grab your attention????

It grabbed my attention. But the credit goes to Robert Herrick. It’s his title, and it’s his poem!

Was he literally referring to virgins as representing phases of time, or was he inferring that virgins are flower pickers? Is it really the life span of the blossoms, or the need to put a timer on virginity that was his issue? (Well, maybe he didn’t mean to dwell on one or the other. Whatever.)

Either way, the gist of the thing is what matters.

It’s about SEIZING THE MOMENT!!!! Live for the NOW and in the (K)NOW.

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

an excerpt from the poem
To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time
by Robert Herrick

Waterhouse thought that the image from Herrick’s poem was worth painting.

Gather Ye Rosebuds. 1909 Waterhouse. Public Domain

Waterhouse-gather ye rosebuds-1909