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#VSS365 Prompt: Surrender

Today's #vss365 #prompt is #surrender :: #poetry #amwriting #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1529373889905704961 I’ve been looking for ways to increase my reach on social media without having to pay for advertising. The #VSS365 tag gets a remarkable amount of engagement over time, and so this seems like a good opportunity to see if I can pick up an audience from my own work, unprompted. There will also be a graphic when I do this from the…

It's a Mystery

Everything Should Challenge You :: #personal #progress #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1529155127004774402 At least one person has failed to recognize me this morning with the new hair. That’s an unexpected surprise. It also takes about two minutes to dry now, which has freed up a fair bit of time for other things. All in all, not a bad turn of events. I have another project at present, which we’ll be working on over the next few weeks.…

#VSS365 Prompt: Paralyse

Today's #vss365 #prompt is #paralyse :: #poetry #amwriting #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1529010042661482498 I’ve been looking for ways to increase my reach on social media without having to pay for advertising. The #VSS365 tag gets a remarkable amount of engagement over time, and so this seems like a good opportunity to see if I can pick up an audience from my own work, unprompted. There will also be a graphic when I do this from the…

A new Day at Midnight

Looking Good :: #changeisscary #movingforward #exercise #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1528718958064553984 It is taking a fair bit of time to adjust to my new routine. A lot has been altered, if truth be told: it is not just writing and creation. Exercise has been given a different focus. That’s been a bit of a game changer. Oh yeah, and after what’s probably been almost a decade, I have short hair again. It was something that mattered…

#VSS365 Prompt: Break

Today's #vss365 #prompt is #break :: #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1528648990081925120 I’ve been looking for ways to increase my reach on social media without having to pay for advertising. The #VSS365 tag gets a remarkable amount of engagement over time, and so this seems like a good opportunity to see if I can pick up an audience from my own work, unprompted. There will also be a graphic when I do this from the…

You Wear It Well

You do Not Need to Do This :: #Exercise #progress #MentalHealth #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1528098282936885249 This week has changed the game plan. A lot of that has to do with knowing I’m not happy with other people’s handling of mass participative events as someone with historic anxiety issues. Forget for a moment about all the other potential mental complications involved in next week’s Ride London, it’s all about knowing I’m uncomfortable…

Word of the Day: Suitable

Presenting #IoWordoftheDay, a new #Poem & #Poetry project from the #InternetofWords. Today's Word is: 'mathesis'

BRIEF: Pick a word, the more obscure the better, and then write a six line verse that includes it. parure\pə-ˈru̇r\noun a matched set of ornaments (such as jewellery) Suitable None of this feels right, no amount of sacrifice, parure placed from wall to wall: ridiculousness of it all, as if any gift or simple trifle ever holds that sway, way to tempt you back, when extravagance was how it…

Word of the Day: We're Not Friends

Presenting #IoWordoftheDay, a new #Poem & #Poetry project from the #InternetofWords. Today's Word is: 'odible'

BRIEF: Pick a word, the more obscure the better, and then write a six line verse that includes it. odible/o´di`ble/adjective to excite hatred; hateful We're Not Friends it is time for you to leave, contemptible idolator no more from you or others for whom odible presented as a banner, insidious in deed as sensible walk backwards from such greed: never turn, give rearward towards an idle…

Video Killed the Radio Star

Making Shit and Having Fun :: #poetry #video #bothatonce #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1527651779227308032 It was inevitable, of course, after last week’s 200 plus views triumph of video making and poetry reading that there would be a plan. I’m going to post this and then spend my Friday night making title cards for the next two projects in the series. Without giving anything away, they will be called ‘Wander’ and ‘Golden Mile’, both of…

Fast As You Can

Be More than You Believe is Possible :: #DoTheThing #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1527357303565041664 Today has had a lot happen in it. By far the most important part of that is that instead of being distracted by social media, other things have taken place. Instead of being dragged into things I cannot change or alter, I used time to write poetry instead. Five poems have been sketched to first draft in time that previously did not…

Word of the Day: Top of the Class

Presenting #IoWordoftheDay, a new #Poem & #Poetry project from the #InternetofWords. Today's Word is: 'mathesis'

BRIEF: Pick a word, the more obscure the better, and then write a six line verse that includes it. mathesis\məˈthēsə̇s, ˈmathəs-\plural: mathesesarchaic science, learning: mental discipline especially mathematics Top of the Class the answer is to exceed expectation as some, occasionally, don’t need equations: mathesis as a species, condemnation compulsion towards data as obsession; winning…

Broken Wings

Significant Mental Change in the Bagging Area :: #personal #progress #mentalhealth

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1526881699971440654 Yeah, I was right. Boxing is a game changer. Talking to different people is a game changer, as is giving yourself to your peers with no desire for reward. Some real truths were vocalized for the first time this morning too, which were previously very much not touched for very good reason. Knowing what you are is all well and good,…

Word of the Day: The Imperial Edict

Presenting #IoWordoftheDay, a new #Poem & #Poetry project from the #InternetofWords. Today's Word is: 'knout'

BRIEF: Pick a word, the more obscure the better, and then write a six line verse that includes it. knout\ˈnau̇t\sometimes ˈnütplural: knouts a flogging whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire used (as in czarist Russia) for punishing criminals. The Imperial Edict normal pain, it seems, never enough for them flogging so passé, instead a knout comes out; poisons are a poor man’s…

Last Train to Transcentral

Rollercoaster Lifestyles are Unsustainable :: #writing #exercise #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1526248467026350081 Last few days have been a bit of a rollercoaster. I’ve stopped watching the TV show responsible for filling my brain to capacity, and there will be more on Severance as the week goes on. For now, I’m almost back up to date, have a new project on the go and am ready to go start kicking the arse of a training programme that needs to get…

Paranoid Android

And Now, the Answer to the Question of "Why my Brain has been Somewhere Else for the last Five Days..." :: #TV #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1525925090914979841 Well, that was a fucking ride. I’ll be back to normal eventually. For now, there’s a LOT to think about…

Ghost Town

We do #flashfiction Here now Too... :: #amwriting #expansion #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/paragraphplanet/status/1525378573774860289 Quite pleased about this, for a lot of reasons, most of which have to do with output and potential future use. It’s been a bit of a stressful day for other reasons, that were resolved in a better way than has previously been the case. So, it all balances out. I’ve also managed to complete a particularly tricky set of poems for…

Airbag

This is fine. No *really*, it is... :: #change #evolution #progress #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1524674705478795264 This is the most significant thing I have done for myself in quite some time. It’s more important than my first book launch yesterday, and I do not state that lightly. Having the space not just to breathe but step back and consider things is crucial at this stage of my progression. There needs to be far more time thinking and far…

Word of the Day: The Moment

Presenting #IoWordoftheDay, a new #Poem & #Poetry project from the #InternetofWords. Today's Word is: 'hardihood'

BRIEF: Pick a word, the more obscure the better, and then write a six line verse that includes it. hardihood/ˈhɑːdɪhʊd/noun: dated boldness; daring The Moment strength misplaced, leached wood, cross walls hardihood apparent by an absence, called away as clock clicks, nameless hum abates, in a space confidence vacates, arrogance adheres, falls hardly stained, crumpled, intensive…

Tears of a Clown

Perhaps today is the Time to Talk :: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #Loneliness #InternetofWords

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1524284872545681408 It’s never easy to be honest with yourself, it’s why so many people spend their entire lives refusing to do so. You know someone like this. Maybe today is the day when you go and start a conversation with them and maybe help them talk about what’s bothering them. It doesn’t have to be Mental Health Awareness Week to instigate a…