An Ever Blurring Space

In a room enveloped by the curious blend of fact and fiction, one question lingers.

“How much is real?”

No matter the manner of expression, the line of demarcation between life and art is seldom solid.

Rather it is an ever moving, ever changing, ever blurring space in which Perception reigns supreme.

Oh, Perception, she is a dangerous mistress.

She rarely remains in the same space for long.

Instead, she flits hither and thither, gracing all with her playfulness.

With such shape-shifting flirtations, the only constant is her consistent distortion of reality.

A version of this piece was previously posted on “Maggie Writes Stuff.”

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Just Write

Don’t bother with platitudes, explanations, or background.
Just write out your thoughts, feelings, and fears.

Don’t worry about comparisons or what other people might say.
Just write what you need to: get the story out.

Don’t worry about fiction versus truth.
Just write the words spinning in your head.

Don’t think about the “what ifs” that come after you’re done.
Just focus on the “what ifs” that can make your story soar.

Don’t stress about the readers; they aren’t your why.
Just be true to what is bursting to be created.

Just write; the fear will fade.
Just write; the rest will work out.
Just write; that’s all you need to heal.
Just write; the words are all that matters.

Just write.

A version of this piece was previously posted on “Maggie Writes Stuff.”