Day 294 – The Hardest Thing
Sometimes you get lucky and write a scene so powerful it makes you cry. Then you show it to other people and when they cry too, you know that you’ve written truth in its purest form and you wonder if you can carry it through the whole piece. Truth is a delicate creature.
Starting the next scene in the wake of such a power scene is the hardest thing. That’s where I am today. Puzzling over the next scene that seems so flaccid in comparison. I’m picking over words, questioning the gravity and frivolity of each. The concoction that came before came intuitively. I don’t know the recipe. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Prompt: Write about the things you fear you can’t do.