Sunday, October 16, 2011

Actually I think I will have a little portrait of Katherine (we are on a first name basis these days) in a little frilly cameo-ish frame on one arm. And then maybe one day when I have extra money I will add Mr Gaiman to the other (We haven't been introduced yet, and I don't want to take liberties, but I don't think he would mind. I hope).

I have little flashes of the future-as-I-will-make-it stored in my memory banks. They are a little bit like dreaming. You see things, but you don't. In between flashes of grey light. Smoke, wavering tendrils.
And so I see half of my thigh, over exposed reduced to light and little shadow, papered over with words I love. My wrists carrying comfort, familiar sounds.
My back tells the story I loved most when I was small.
I am a book, I am a page, I am everything I loved most and have been shaped by.
I have halfway crossed the border between the place I was born and the world I have lived in.

It might happen. I might decide that I love my virgin skin. I might fall into a vat of silver oxide in a freak accident and emerge a bruised blue and spend the rest of my days travelling with the circus*.
But it might happen.

*blatant borrowing from The Five People You Meet In Heaven, the imagery appeals to me today.


  1. Hi Beth Michelle. I'm really enjoying your work. Your style of writing is really engaging, I'm really drawn in to your world. I'm definitely going to keep up with your blog in future. -x-

  2. Thank you! That's so nice to hear :) I've been trying to write as "organically" as possible, and trying to round out my words to replicate the way I think. Which can be tricky, seeing as I think in a mixture of imagery, words, and sensation.
    But it's hard to step far enough out of my own head to see if it's working :)

    I very much like your blog and had a small fit of "She's a better writer than me!" envy. :)

  3. Would you call your pieces creative non-fiction? You've got a very unique style, as I said, and I think you've got the mix of imagery, realism and emotion spot on.

    I had the same small fit of envy upon reading your blog! So that's weird. :)

  4. Hah that is weird :) but a bit nice.
    I don't know what I would call it, I don't really think of it as anything, just scribbles :)
    But yes, creative non-fiction has a nice ring to it :) and it makes me sound fancy.