But I also do want to keep this blog alive, so in the interest of quickly interjecting some new content, I will post a couple of short offerings. One writing and one musical. I will also promise to try and get a little more content on here, on a little more regular basis.
But in the meantime, here's this:
A Short Writing Snippet:
50-Word Stories, and I'm optimistic that the owner of the site Tim Sevenhuysen will like it and that it'll get published on the site. But who knows? So rather than wait, I'm also going to go ahead and share it here, too. To refresh your memory, a 50-word story has -- you guessed it -- 50 words. Not one word more; not one word less. It's fun to try and get as much emotional impact and story 'arc' as you can into only 50 words.
I hope you like this one. I call this micro-flash story, "The Sound of Forgetting:"
The Sound of Forgetting
I heard your old rocker creak and for a moment, I forgot.
It might have been a stray breeze, or maybe just the cat brushing against it -- a remnant from all the years he rubbed contentedly against your legs.
But in my heart it was you, home once again.
A Short Musical Interlude:
Wikiloops, I continue to periodically add new tracks to all the great stuff that's there. One recent thing I did was add a couple of quick guitars to a short, moody keyboard piece ("Through the Eyes of the Defeated") by a user named "GhostFish". I thought the feel was very cool with an epic build, and so I added a couple of quick guitar tracks. I started with mellower clean guitar, and then switched to a more raucous, screamin' lead as the track intensity climbs. This is one of those short, off-the-cuff things that I ended up liking how it turned out. I wish I could embed it here, but unless I upload it to SoundCloud, I can't. So please click below and see what you think of this short musical piece:
Before The Storm
Also, feel free to check out the "My Tracks" tab of My Wikiloops Profile page if you're interested in hearing any of the other stuff I've uploaded there.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and listen! I hope you thought it it was a short time spent well...