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// Friday, October 31, 2014

Said the Devil...

Said the Devil to the scientist, the atheist, the alchemist, and the story teller (pointing to each in turn), "I am the fifth element. I am the void in the vacuum. I am the fool's gold. I am between the lines. I am at your sides, but always out of reach."

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This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

// Monday, October 27, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Epigraphs, no matter how poignant or inspirational, mean nothing if they're not lived.

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// Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Be positive. [+]

Focus. >The Ever Present Now<

Stay in check. (1-2-3...10)

Stay calm. <Inhale/Exhale>

Find balance. (Work/Play)

Smile. 8^)

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// Friday, October 24, 2014

Today's Tendril...

There's a fine line between belaboring a point and babbling.

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// Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Wants and whims are the fracture lines of short attention spans.

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// Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Bayou Bones

The Bayou Bones Copyright 2014 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
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About

The bones, purposefully arranged, were a marker and a message:

Here be spirits, both terrible and benign.

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This visual composition and its associated About text are works of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

Today's Tendril...

Using "hands free" devices while driving still means you're not 100% focused on the road.

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// Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's Tendril...

I found my "center" the other day.

Too bad it was a black hole.

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// Monday, October 20, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Trends often rise like rockets, then drop like rocks.

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// Sunday, October 19, 2014

Somewhere in Time

Let me stare into your eyes and lose myself in what always goes unspoken.

Let me believe for just a moment that there is a story of us that doesn't end with the absence of you.

Let me dream about the "what ifs" as I stare without focus into the skyways of solitary days.

And let me pretend that a message I put inside a bottle,

          And cast into a stormy sea,

          Will find its way

          To a heart

          That will shed a tear

          For words that went unspoken...somewhere in time.

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This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

Today's Tendril...

Time is like a cloud —

      Sometimes slow,
      Sometimes fast,
      But never still.

      Sometimes dark,
      Sometimes light,
      But never without color.

      Always changing.

      Always there (if not 'right here,' then 'somewhere else').

      And always just out of reach.

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A Letter, of Sorts

Dear Penelope,

Some people leave a lasting impression on others.

You left footprints on my heart.

And my blue sky blackened.

Regretfully yours,

Victor

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This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

// Saturday, October 18, 2014

Skyway 3: So Close, So Far

Skyway 3: So Close, So Far Copyright 2014 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

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Today's Tendril...

Cynicism. Sarcasm. Pessimism. Defeatism.

All in a day's grind for those that toil in a Dilbert-like world.

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// Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Trends are fair weather friends.

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Anon (AYIBTU)

Anon (AYIBTU) Copyright 2014 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

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// Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Wants and whims often lead us to the paths of least resistance.

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// Monday, October 13, 2014

Today's Tendril...

I found my "center" the other day.

Too bad it was a bull's-eye.

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// Sunday, October 12, 2014

Just for Fun 7: Welcome to the Ark

To jump the shark.
       A walk in the park.
To go out on a lark.
       A fire from a spark.
All aboard Noah’s ark!

Have I gone out on a lark?

Ah, heck, I'm just groping in the dark.

I might as well be hunting for a Snark.

 
About

This one was done "just for fun," written under a blistering sun (literally).

Sometimes alliteration does overrun.

Somewhere behind me I hear, "Set phasers to stun!"

OK. I'm done.

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This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

// Friday, October 10, 2014

Today's Tendril...

If ink wells could cry, their tears would stain a page in ways never imagined.

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// Thursday, October 09, 2014

Today's Tendril...

History, the news, and the Internet have taught me, collectively, at least one thing — the sky is always falling somewhere...and "some when."

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// Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Today's Tendril...

If walls can have ears, then eyes can have knives.

"If looks could kill."

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// Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Hate is like a hungry tiger — and you are its prey.

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// Monday, October 06, 2014

Data Alchemy

Reading the tea leaves.
Connecting the dots.
Crunching the numbers.
Mining for gold (or at least a few nuggets).
Collecting and distilling,
    Aggregating and sifting,
        Churning and assimilating
            An endless parade of data points.

Just another day in the life of a data alchemist.

 
About

The final two words can be replaced with "storyteller," or "detective," or "theoretical physicist," and the message remains the same.

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This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

// Saturday, October 04, 2014

Affinity

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A letter.

A combination of elements.

An exploration.

Sometimes "wandering into the weeds" serves a purpose.

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// Thursday, October 02, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Q: When is consistency like mud?

A: When you get stuck in it.

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// Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Today's Tendril...

Q: Where do ghosts go food shopping?

A: At the BOO-per market!

 
About

Welcome to October!

I considered a "thirty howls of Halloween" motif and out popped this TT.

What happened to the other twenty-nine?

They turned into pumpkins.

P.S. Why thirty howls and not thirty-one? I like the rhythm of "thirty howls of Halloween." 8^)

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