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Tumblr, Blog, and Http: achasma: Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld (detail) by Pieter Fris, 1652.

achasma: Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld (detail) by Pieter Fris, 1652.

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Anaconda, Bad, and Be Like: small clumps of leaves, prodded her toes amongst the scant hea and c underf f the b tch he e deat . No g l roof o rowsor em aw ere. C Word count , gra the w ade t ed o ere. her roof as no jon h her f Pages 2 Words 1141 Characters 5979 ortents t she d pened for a Characters excluding spaces 4840 d at Close , and le at he wouTa Tot Teave ner. He never woud. Henaq rod mer as m herself when she was young, hands clasped around her father's road to market left her alo ne She remembered that She had beg teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: tzikeh: teashoesandhair: thededfa: teashoesandhair: beabaseball: parasite-core: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: perringcentral: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: eldritchnonsense: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: teashoesandhair: Oops, I started a ridiculous challenge. This is why it’s ridiculous, fyi: Listen… my entire personal life is fucked… but I have written over 2000 words without using the letter ‘i’ even once… does that count for anything… This is… I mean. Incredible. But terrifying. You’ve written over 2000 words with no ‘it’. No ‘ing’. Oh God, no ‘ing’. You’re a force to be reckoned with. No ‘it’, no ‘is’, no ‘-ing’, no ‘in’, no ‘I’. I’m on 2,700 words now, and I’m… not sure how I’ve managed to do this. Dialogue is proving the biggest challenge, unsurprisingly. Why did I do this to myself? So this is going to be like 15-20k when it’s done… um If I finish this, I will probably count it amongst my greatest achievements. Op you’re the most powerful person on writeblr right now That’s good to hear because I’ve lost all semblance of control with respect to every other facet of my life, but I’m maybe a third of the way through now?? So that’s good???? And now I’m going to have a very relaxing bath?????? I probably have about another 14,000 words to go and honestly, when I hit 10k (the expected halfway point), I’m going to treat myself to writing 100 words of something else that has the dang letter ‘i’ in it Nearly wept when I realised I couldn’t use the word ‘frantic’ earlier, but 7.5k is my next milestone, and it actually might happen tomorrow, which is unnerving. How should I celebrate?? Getting really bad impostor syndrome today and feeling 95% sure that I will never amount to a thing and will probably never finish this story, and so in response to that dumb brain thought I did this Suck it, subconscious. You are a force of nature and I am both impressed and terrified. Please publish this somewhere when you a e done so we can read it holy shit I absolutely will!! In other news I hit 10k today and that’s without a thesaurus and oh golly, my poor think-box This author is a sleeping God among mortals The Earth fears their awakening into their full powers Full powers yet to be confirmed, but after a short hiatus, I have returned When I get to 12k, I might do a very elaborate jig I really hope the title of your story is “Team.” Alas, as good a pun as that is, it would not really suit a story about Eurydice escaping her failing marriage to Orpheus by fleeing to the Underworld and becoming a powerful undead entity, but the name of it will be a sort of pun. Ish. To answer everyone’s questions: unnamed narrator, it will be published but not for free online (soz!), there are excerpts on my blog if you search ‘iwnh’ and:Current status: mostly screaming, actually.
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Tumblr, American, and Blog: thunderstruck9:Norman Stiegelmeyer (American, 1937-1984), The Return of Orpheus, 1976. Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas, 172.1 x 213.4 cm.

thunderstruck9:Norman Stiegelmeyer (American, 1937-1984), The Return of Orpheus, 1976. Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas, 172.1 x 213.4 c...

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Tumblr, Blog, and Http: achasma:Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld (detail) by Pieter Fris, 1652.

achasma:Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld (detail) by Pieter Fris, 1652.

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