With no land in sight
Perhaps, it’s better to sink.
To hear something other than the noise
Of every thought I think.
You were my life raft
My reason to be strong.
I wonder how long it’ll take
To drown in this sea of sad songs.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Sea of Sad Songs”
I never could see her soul through her eyes—
They were thick opera curtains that never budged,
Never giving light a chance to pierce through.
But light always finds a way—
Illuminating her veins down to her fingertips,
Until every word she wrote breathed anew. Continue reading “[Poetry] Bleeding Lines”
You: So, let me guess, you finally heard from the magazines you submitted work to earlier this year?
You: Hmm. Judging from the fact that you’re not hyperventilating in excitement, I take it the news is not good?
Me: Nope. Continue reading “Rejections”
And the lavender scented stationery,
On which you have composed beautiful words,
Dancing to a song so familiar and sweet,
Yet I am sure of it I have never heard.
Tied daintily like a precious treat,
The pink silk ribbon in a little bow,
Do you plan for you and I to ever meet?
Miss Mystery-and-Intrigue that I do not know?
Perhaps, perhaps, oh how you tease me!
As I run my fingers over your stationery,
Tracing the letters you’ve weaved just so,
One day, this secrecy, I will unfold.
© Jade M. Wong 2016
Continue reading “[Poetry] Ode To The Girl With The Flowery Handwriting”
I was calm. I was so calm. In fact, I couldn’t possibly be any calmer, despite the fact that I was solely responsible for this conundrum of an invention and I was trying very hard not to blow it up into a fiery mess.
I yelped and banged my head against the eyepiece I was looking through. Ok, I was not calm.
“You’re so tense.” Dirk strolled in, yogurt in hand and completely indifferent to the fact that he had just given me a mini-heart-attack. “So does that thing control people’s minds or what?” Continue reading “[Short Story] The Mysterious Device…s?”
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Some people don’t believe magic exists, but magic, in my opinion, is all around us. Continue reading “[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Magic”
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”
Wrapping up this Three Quote Challenge with a little humor. This quote always makes me feel better when I find myself struggling with a first draft that makes me second guess every decision I’ve ever made thus far. Don’t doubt yourself, guys! And be grateful you’re not a brain surgeon. Continue reading “Day 3 Quote: Writer vs. Brain Surgeon”
“You can’t force art? BULLSHIT. Can too! Sometimes, you gotta. Does that make me a hack? Then fuck it. I’m a hack. But I’m a hack who’s making art and you’re an artist who can’t hack it.”
I usually don’t post profanity, but sometimes, you need to use words most people don’t like to use to deliver a message most people don’t like to hear. This isn’t the first time I’ve posted a Chuck Wendig quote, but the guy knows what he’s talking about. Sometimes, we need a little bit of tough love. Continue reading “Day 1 Quote: Can You Hack It?”