Forgive me father for I have sinned the crumbs from your table are never...– - The Sin Eater Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (via the-wordgirl) Please if you have a moment, hop over to The Word Girl and leave some feedback in my ask box, you don’t have to be kind but please be constructive, I’m trying to build on my writing portfolio and I need to know how I’m...
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the-wordgirl: He’s the shadow lingering on the edge of your nightmare. He’s the teenage dream you conjured some lonely midnight. You knew really, they’re the same thing. His heart is darker than that wool coat he hides it behind, a demon named all wrong, all cool and easy charm and a closed fist. His eyes are… Practicing characterisation over on The Word Girl, using my old loves as...
The Word Girl
At night I don’t sleep, I write, pouring ink onto paper with my heart; stories, poetry and ideas, snippets of beautiful things, a comfort, a distraction from the dark. Each morning my fingers are covered in ink, as blue as the dawn, and is that the mark of a writer? My mother says I was born to this; before I knew the alphabet, before there was school and exercise books full of copied letters, I...
In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon...– In my Craft or Sullen art By Dylan Thomas
Her green stained fingers Bloody. Bog-down and eider a map scattered to the...– The twelve Wild Geese Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (Text for the piece)
Old George Orwell got it backward. Big brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and...– Lullaby, Chuck Palahniuk (via nomadicstatic)
God save us from half the people who think they’re doing God’s work.– Dean Winchester
Black as a raven, dark as a hearse, black as jealousy and deep dark earth....– The Juniper Tree - Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (text for the piece)
Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot...– Ann Romney, wife of likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on equal pay for women. What is this. I can’t even. More. (via gaywrites) No. Words. (via thenewwomensmovement) Dear Americans, if these people get elected and you have a passport come stay with me… This is pathetic,...
Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank,...– Countess Markievicz, 19th century Irish revolutionary, dispensing eternally relevant fashion advice. (via kittentraps)
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warningdontreadthis: introspectivestardust: As long as women’s natural body hair is called disgusting and inappropriate while men’s isn’t, I am a feminist. As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist. As long as women…
Be intellectually and morally rigorous in your own decision-making, and expect...– Rachel Maddow, Smith College 2010 Commencement Address (via theworldsgotmedizzyagain) I try, but it makes my days rather lonely…
She knows the way she’s traced it a thousand times, down that path and boldly...– Little Red - Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (Text for the piece)
Her sorrows slung around her neck; a litany of time and salt. a mother’s love...– Snow White - Siobhan Rodgers 2011
Those stars whirling overhead snow like sherbet on her tongue the red maps...– The Red Shoes - Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (Text for the piece)
A brave man would have left them be appreciated them for what they were a wild...– -Briar Rose, Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (The text on the wall beside the previously posted piece…)
But I don’t want comfort. I want poetry. I want danger. I want freedom. I want...– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via nirvikalpa)
Ink and Light: Of wishes and words... →
inkandlightarts: So tomorrow is my birthday… I’d love flowers and cake with candles, starry skies and cards with notes, little forever keepsakes and more than anything; friends and family, but it will pass unmarked and I’m trying not to let that break my heart. The past year has been the most difficult of my life,…