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Kirsten Mortensen

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March 18

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Hi all,

I've released two new stories in my "14 Stories of True Love" series and both are free for Kindle through February 15.

INVISIBLE

http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Fourt...

Ever since her parents split, she's been alone. Drifting.

Lonely.

And yet, she's never alone. Because there is something ... someone ... out there.

Something invisible ...


DECIDE

http://www.amazon.com/Decide-Stories-...

Two guys.

Both cute.

Both interesting.

And both have invited her out for a Valentine's Day date.

There's only one problem.

She can't decide . . .

Until she discovers she's lost the thing she cares about most of all.


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Kirsten Mortensen I don't know, because I don't believe in it--I've never experienced it.

Sometimes, I have story threads that seem to just end. But that's part of the…more
I don't know, because I don't believe in it--I've never experienced it.

Sometimes, I have story threads that seem to just end. But that's part of the mystery of the subconscious, not a big chopping block thingy that drops down and cuts me off.

I'm always working on so many projects, that if I hit a dead end with one, I just switch to another.

To me, stories are generated by a hidden self -- but it's part of me. We're allies. You couldn't "block" that part of myself any more than you could stop me from dreaming when I'm asleep. (And, incidentally, I believe that writing and dreaming are very, very similar processes, something I explore in a longish essay I've published as an e-book, Writing, Dreams, and Consciousness.)
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Kirsten Mortensen That you cultivate the habit, out of necessity, of slowing down and *considering* things -- things, people, ideas. So many people seem to bobble along…moreThat you cultivate the habit, out of necessity, of slowing down and *considering* things -- things, people, ideas. So many people seem to bobble along on the surface of life. That prospect horrifies me. Plus, time is so subjective. If you slow down and hang onto moments for a bit longer, you're stretching out your time on this planet, right? (less)
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Happy Valentine's Day :)

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Charles Baudelaire
“Be always drunken.
Nothing else matters:
that is the only question.
If you would not feel
the horrible burden of Time
weighing on your shoulders
and crushing you to the earth,
be drunken continually.

Drunken with what?
With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you will.
But be drunken.

And if sometimes,
on the stairs of a palace,
or on the green side of a ditch,
or in the dreary solitude of your own room,
you should awaken
and the drunkenness be half or wholly slipped away from you,
ask of the wind,
or of the wave,
or of the star,
or of the bird,
or of the clock,
of whatever flies,
or sighs,
or rocks,
or sings,
or speaks,
ask what hour it is;
and the wind,
wave,
star,
bird,
clock will answer you:
"It is the hour to be drunken!”
Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen

John Updike
“The Sometime Sportsman Greets the Spring
by John Updike

When winter's glaze is lifted from the greens,
And cups are freshly cut, and birdies sing,
Triumphantly the stifled golfer preens
In cleats and slacks once more, and checks his swing.

This year, he vows, his head will steady be,
His weight-shift smooth, his grip and stance ideal;
And so they are, until upon the tee
Befall the old contortions of the real.

So, too, the tennis-player, torpid from
Hibernal months of television sports,
Perfects his serve and feels his knees become
Sheer muscle in their unaccustomed shorts.

Right arm relaxed, the left controls the toss,
Which shall be high, so that the racket face
Shall at a certain angle sweep across
The floated sphere with gutty strings—an ace!

The mind's eye sees it all until upon
The courts of life the faulty way we played
In other summers rolls back with the sun.
Hope springs eternally, but spring hopes fade.”
John Updike, Collected Poems, 1953-1993

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Rachel Annie Thank you for the friendship, and I'm so happy you've enjoyed the RR,WR Group!


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