RE: The Dying Body Chronicles 8: Story of my life

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If you wanted me to ponder the abyss...you were successful :) But if you wanted to bore me (and I doubt that), you failed.

I thought of this verse when I finished your poem:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul

Well, I thought, we've come a long way from that, haven't we? 1875. Can you imagine what Henley's audience would have thought of your story? The story is unique to you and your experience, but it is also tied to the time in which it is written.

I don't know if that comforts you, or offends you. Personally, I find it hard to consider any piece of art apart from the environment that gave rise to it.

You are talented. I hope your writing brings you peace.



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You have never offended me @agmoore. That you bother to read, find meaning and share that understanding with me is a joy. You show me more about my work than I think possible at times. That is the best thing to give a creative.


I don't know if that comforts you, or offends you. Personally, I find it hard to consider any piece of art apart from the environment that gave rise to it.

This is the sad truth. The narrator in the story writes from their environment, whether physical or mental. It is their experiences that has created the pathway to their form of thought that is angry and terrified, wants to be happy but only knows to be sad.

I have lived some experiences and I know that they colour my stories. I have also witnessed people live through moments that are just absurd. And are we not mostly Frankensteinic in our creating; taking bits and pieces from here and there to make a breathing living being?

I am glad I failed to bore you. Lol. I'll try harder next time. Thank you for your feedback as always

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I can't imagine the gem you will write if you try harder :)

You always pique my awareness.

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