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Create: An allegory for the misfit artists

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  13 reviews
An allegory for artists...

A creative misfit is trapped in a bubble, separated by an invisible barrier from the rest of humanity. She believes nothing will ever break the barrier.
One day a musician begins to play a new song inspired by something she wrote...

A short story. (Approximately 4 minutes average read time.)
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published March 15th 2018
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Sarah Grace Grzy
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sarah Grace by: Perry
This was utterly beautiful! It reminded me in some ways of a whimsical Pixar short. Kirkpatrick's writing style is as engaging as ever, and I thoroughly enjoyed this short, sweet, adorable story! A quick couple-minute read, you should definitely check this out! ...more
Kate Willis
THIS STORY. So short it's about the size of a long blog post. Perfectly descriptive of the isolation artists face. The melancholy sadness of being alone. The power of art to bless and to connect.

Happy sigh. I loved reading it. ;)

Best quote: After a moment, a single violin note wept behind her. Then another.

I read this aloud to my younger sisters. While it was somewhat esoteric for them, my youngest sister has announced that it was "cool and very creative". ;)

Altogether, a short but encouraging
Wow, that was neat!! It's hard to know how to write a review for it though, so I guess I'll just say, "go read it!" I really liked it - although at the beginning I wasn't sure what was going on, but I got it in the end! It's an allegory, after all!

That cover though!! *sighs happily and stares at it* So lovely!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Kelsey Bryant
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
Brief and beautifully told, this allegory left me with a wistful yet warm feeling of appreciation for creativity, both others' and my own. I'll be reading and savoring it again and again. ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Soooo beautiful. I love the imagery and descriptions and aggghh.
Awesome fast read. I loved all the pictures painted. <3
Create is a lovely story of two lonely creatives and the impact they can have on the world. As a writer myself, it really struck a cord with me, and reminded me how much of an impact our work can have, and how important it is to come along side other creatives. Beautifully written!

I received a free copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own, honest and unbiased.
Erika Mathews
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the style, the imagery, the word choice, the allegory. I can’t wait to read more by this author!
Guy Worthey
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lovely, short, poetic commentary on the distance between human beings, and the ability of art to bridge the gap.
Angie Thompson
A sweet and poignant allegory for artists of all kinds. Although there were no point-blank morals given, I liked the emphasis on the fact that we were made for community, even those of us for whom it doesn't come as naturally, as well as the message that what we've been given is meant to be shared, not tucked away inside our own bubbles. Very inspiring! ...more
Nadine Keels
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
An allegory for the misfit artists, is it?

This quick, almost ethereal read was just the kind of lift this misfit creative needed today. A dose of "keep going" to keep me going.
This allegory is beautiful. Just go read it!
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An allegory with a melodic message.
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Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick lives in an undisclosed location outside of Phoenix where she and her husband chase their four little boys and an escape-artist dog. They don't chase their cats, however, because cats hate that. She is the author of "The Kitten Files" mysteries, "The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott" spy series, and multiple short stories.

In addition to her writing, Perry enjoys graphi

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