Alphonse, the PengCat, stood on the hot sand. The waves beckoned him to join his brethren in watery freedom. Alphonse, the PengCat, leaned toward the water and groaned. Gaze fixed, turning vacant as the waves rolled in and out. Alphonse began to move towards the sea.
His eyes cleared just four seashells away from the incoming tide. Halting, Alphonse, the PengCat, trembled at the thoughts of the unknown. While looking at the vast ocean, the never-ending ocean, he pictured its fathomless depths, the unseen oppressors, voracious predators of the briny deeps.
Alphonse, the PengCat, flippered himself on his leathery nose, bringing him back to purpose. This brought him back to his reality. Alphonse geared up.
Once everything was in place, his checklist commenced:
Triple-Layered Swim Cap? Check.
Flotation Devices on and Secure? Check.
Underwater Defense Gun Mark 1 Mod 0, loaded? Check and Check.
Alphonse, the PengCat, meowed in an undulating force as he waddle-leaped through the wall of waves.
This is what has kept me very busy over the last couple of weeks. Michael Grant, Artie Ohanian, and I have put together a Virtual Writer’s Group. RevitalWriters is for writers of any style or genre (poetry; fiction; non-fiction; memoir/biography; etc.) who want/need support for their WIP (Work(s) In Progress). All this leading to achieving a finished manuscript to send off to agents and/or publishers.
The sessions will run every Friday night, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, EST. If you are in any other time zone, if you’d like to become part of the cohort, let us know.
Our Goal: To offer support, encouragement, and constructive critique in a safe space.
We are not a prompt/generative writing group that you join when the planets align. Our intention is that writers serious about their craft get what they need to to finish and submit.
For full details of how each session will be run, visit RevitalWriters. You’ll find our guidelines, About page, contact information, and upcoming Resource For Writers and Blog pages.
I hope you can join us in our first group meeting at RevitalWriters Session. Friday, July 10, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, EST.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION:
“What will this grow up to be?”Sarah asked with a smile.“Will it grow big and strong?Will it take a long while?”If I hold it in my hand, and show it the sunWill it grow a lot of feet and run, run, run?If the soil is soft and the roots are fed with dewWill it grow up and play a harmonica or kazoo?
If I put it in a pot, will it grow this way and that?Would it grow up to be happy, small and trim, not fat?If was sitting there, alone on a tableWould it pine for something more, if it was able?I know, I know…it will have lots of friendsThey will grow up all togetherIn this garden that I’ll tend.They sing all day, and rest all nightI’ll keep them close byThey’ll never leave my sight.But…If it was stolen by a big old UFO,Would it grow up weird and have an orange glow?If it was moving and mooing and calling out my name, Would my tree ever really REALLY be the same?Or…If it was hit all over by some outer space like raysWould it grow all big and furry, and refuse to play?If it had one gazillion branches, and twice as many leavesWould grandma have to knit a sweater with all those sleeves?If it grows up really big and really strongWould it live a good life, nothing with it wrong?If it stood way up high above the groundWould you be able to sit atop it and see all around?I love my little treeAnd I know it loves meI wonder when it grows upWhat exactly will it be.I love my little tree.