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Day #18: A Preview

Up top, there’s a tab for The Irrepairable Past, which holds drafts of the first couple of chapters for one of my works in progress.  I’ve completed the first three chapters and am halfway there with chapter four and the final chapter.  There are two or three chapters between four and the last.  As I’ve written before, there are two major things that prompted this story.  One was reading a short story by a friend.  He wrote poetry for years and only recently had started writing short stories.  How he wrote was pretty incredible and I could see how poetry had influenced his efforts.  I decided to try something.  With each chapter of The Irrepairable Past, I begin with a poem that says something about what’s to come in the chapter.  I believe the writing in this story has been influenced by those poems — they set the stage for a different rhythm and pace.  Or maybe I’m just imagining it.

Anyway, here, for Day #18 of NaPoMo, is the poem that leads off the final chapter


Slings and arrows

Harsh glares

Cutting words

Scars cut


Deep and wide

Memories and regret

Pain and anguish

Loss and failure

The past

Broken and shattered


A moment

An opportunity

Turn it back


8 responses to “Day #18: A Preview

  1. Sahm King April 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    So this chapter is going to be about wishing to undo that which has been done? Regretting words that led to actions that can’t be taken back or the like? Something so damaging that there’s no going back, but the wish remains?

    I’m not sure I’m reading this right, and pretty sure I’m reading into it, but this sounds like it’s going to be pretty haunting.

    • kingmidget April 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      The novel is about a man who is convinced his life is filled with nothing but pain and wants nothing more than to be left alone to wallow in his memories. And then an event occurs that could bring back hope and he has no idea what to do with it.

  2. Bastet April 21, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Sounds interesting…will you also lead him out of this feeling…thinking of your last line: Turn back. ?

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