A Constant Suicide, Brian Krans

This week, I bring you some encouragement, wrapped up in a thunderous yell:

“Don’t exist.
Live.
Get out, explore.
Thrive.
Challenge authority. Challenge yourself.
Evolve.
Change forever.
Become who you say you always will. Keep moving. Don’t stop. Start the revolution. Become a freedom fighter. Become a superhero. Just because everyone doesn’t know your name doesn’t mean you don’t matter.
Are you happy? Have you ever been happy? What have you done today to matter? Did you exist or did you live? How did you thrive?
Become a chameleon-fit in anywhere. Be a rockstar-stand out everywhere. Do nothing, do everything. Forget everything, remember everyone. Care, don’t just pretend to. Listen to everyone. Love everyone and nothing at the same time. Its impossible to be everything,but you can’t stop trying to do it all.
All I know is that I have no idea where I am right now. I feel like I am in training for something, making progress with every step I take. I fear standing still. It is my greatest weakness.
I talk big, but often don’t follow through. That’s my biggest problem. I don’t even know what to think right now. It’s about time I start to take a jump. Fuck starting to take. Just jump-over everything. Leap.
It’s time to be aggressive. You’ve started to speak your mind, now keep going with it, but not with the intention of sparking controversy or picking a germane fight. Get your gloves on, it’s time for rebirth. There IS no room for the nice guys in the history books.
THIS IS THE START OF A REVOLUTION. THE REVOLUTION IS YOUR LIFE. THE GOAL IS IMMORTALITY. LET’S LIVE, BABY. LET’S FEEL ALIVE AT ALL TIMES. TAKE NO PRISONERS. HOLD NO SOUL UNACCOUNTABLE, ESPECIALLY NOT YOUR OWN. IF SOMETHING DOESN’T HAPPEN, IT’S YOUR FAULT.
Make this moment your reckoning. Your head has been held under water for too long and now it is time to rise up and take your first true breath.
Do everything with exact calculation, nothing without meaning. Do not make careful your words, but make no excuses for what you say. Fuck em’ all. Set a goal for everyday and never be tired.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide  

Your Homework: Oh, I think you know, get those next set of lines down. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.

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Writer’s Digest Contest – Due: April 13, 2015.

Happy Friday! A new Writer’s Digest contest has opened, get those pens out!

A snapshot of the details are below:

Writer’s Digest: Your Story 65

Write a short story, of 750 words or fewer, based on the prompt below:

Love gets him into more trouble than hate ever could.

You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

Go to Writer’s Digest.com to enter OR email your submission directly to yourstorycontest@fwmedia.com with the subject “Your Story #65.”

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I’m looking forward to the results from the last contest (Your story #64). They should be posted within a few weeks. I’ll post my entry for #64 once the allowed time limit has expired.

Your homework: Enter the contest!

Saturday: The Spark will update tomorrow. Come back next Friday for a new post!

This blog updates each Friday with writing resources, prompts, and of course the random things I decide to post. Feel free to contact me here or find me on GoodReads @ https://www.goodreads.com/hkidder. Follow me on Instagram at: Everythingonpaperisperfect or on Pinterest @ paperpinning

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Words

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The right combination of words can convey a lifetime of emotion and music has a magical way of evoking feelings in a limited space. I’ll never forget the painful wailing in Your House (Alanis Morissette). The secretive joy of being in her lover’s home, and the shattering tragedy in discovering his deception. The song itself is stripped bare of any musical accompaniment, which only enforces the searing pain she feels.

This week, I’m bringing you a list of lyrics and quotes that show, in a few words, a view into another persons world. For those of you on Instagram, I post a quote each day meant to inspire, and encourage you to write. You can follow me @ everythingonpaperisperfect. Don’t forget your weekly homework at the bottom of this (and every) blog post.

“I don’t have a choice but I’d still choose you.” (Civil Wars, Poison & Wine)

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
(― Mary Oliver)

“I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head.” (Monster, Rihanna & Eminem)

“She, she screams in silence, all her doubts were someone else’s point of view.” (She, Green Day)

“Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise.”
(― Aaron Ben-Ze’ev)

“I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life.”
(Take Me Church, Hozier)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
(― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches)

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
(― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever)

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
(― Bob Marley)

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
(― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper)

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
(― Benjamin Disraeli)

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” (― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)

“That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”  (― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things)

Your homework: Create a playlist of songs that move you. Press play, and write!

Saturday: The Spark will update tomorrow. Come back next Friday for a new post!

This blog updates each Friday with writing resources, prompts, and of course the random things I decide to post. Feel free to contact me here or find me on GoodReads @ https://www.goodreads.com/hkidder. Follow me on Instagram at: Everythingonpaperisperfect or on Pinterest @ paperpinning

Contact Email: everythingonpaperisperfect@yahoo.com