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Oblivion Avenue (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by a dream filled with ideas for characters and places just waiting for their chance to appear in fiction somewhere.] Along Oblivion Avenue           or so I have heard   ideas exist in a state between what might be                    and what might never have been         the road           Continue reading “Oblivion Avenue (A Poem)”

A Character of a Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Some more musings on the nature of fictional characters.] I am a character   born from the words of this poem        a fiction given textual life by a writer My existence is a mystery to me             Who am I at this very moment but a voice?                    DoContinue reading “A Character of a Poem”

Virtual Path of Creation (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another experiment. ^_^] I wanted to send a girl character who had           long                             gingery hair                  oversized glasses                     named Alicia                on a chase sequence                       up to the very                             top of                             a lofty                         clocktower                           to ring its                        magical bells                       while pursuedContinue reading “Virtual Path of Creation (A Poem)”

Child of Words (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It’s incredible what we can create through fiction.] Yesterday I crafted a character A girl woven together by words She was a sketch done in a quiet moment Inspired only by a sudden creative urge that refused to give me peace Until I allowed it to flow freely I gaveContinue reading “Child of Words (A Poem)”

Child of Words (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: The act of writing is magical. I have always been blown away by the fact that we can create characters, scenes, and stories on a page to share with others, to brighten their day or do any number of things. It feels like, as writers, painters, illustrators, etc., we areContinue reading “Child of Words (A Poem)”

Childhood Literary Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: In tribute to childhood stories everywhere.] Within the hallowed pages      of certain curious volumes        childhood visions are always at play             like lullabies that echo in the mind long                   after the lights have given way                                     to darkened         starry restfulness They call to mind stories told at bedsidesContinue reading “Childhood Literary Visions (A Poem)”

The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart

Cornelia Funke‚Äôs Inkheart is a fairytale tribute to the magical qualities that stories possess. Young Maggie resides with her father, a well-traveled bookbinder she has always called Mo, in a humble farmhouse where books crowd every available nook in piles and stacks. They lead quiet but pleasant lives dominated by a love of reading, untilContinue reading “The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart”