Saturday, 1 August 2009

Spider - And Language

I'm in the middle of writing a short story called Spider, which will be longer than most of my pieces. It's about fear and the meaning of fear. I came up with it at work, I was looking at a girl who is one of the cleaners there, and I didn't have the nerve to talk to her. So I thought to myself "She probably more scared of me than I am of her," like a spider. And I began making notes on a piece of paper. The girl character becomes quite controlling, but fear and power keeps switching between the two characters.

Haven't written much poetry in a while. But I've been reading Sylvia Plath, Charles Bukowski, and a little bit of DH Laurence. And I listen to some, inc. Frank O'Hara on

Also, I had a weird comment on this blog today which said "I am not a child." Thought that sounded funny, becuase I didn't know what it meant. But at the end of my post I'd written "thanks for readin kiddehs." Kiddeh (kidder) or kid, is slang for friend. Like saying "mate" or "lad." That latter, usually for males, and can sound like "la," like the Merseybeat band The La's. Just thought it was interesting on the whole language barrier; ame language, different words. Kind of like poetry.

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