Friday, February 10, 2012

Is it Getting Emotional in Here? Hearing Voice Pt. 3

So we come to the last day of the I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest. I've had a lot of fun writing these entries. I suppose the whole point of "voices" was that we shouldn't focus on just one character all week, but ever since writing his interview on Monday Bulsara's voice has been very strong in my head. And as I am currently trying to write his story, this has been very helpful to me. So thank you, Cassie and Angela for hosting this blogfest. It's been a great help to my writing.

Today we are to write a piece of flash fiction focusing on emotion. And yes, I will once again be featuring Bulsara. Here's your last glimpse of him until I finish his own tale:

My Dearest Bulsara,

Yesterday I heard a little songbird outside my window trilling sweetly. As I listened I soon realized that I had heard its music before. You sang it to me, the night before we parted ways. Did you develop a song from the music of the birds? Or are the birds imitating you? I doubt I shall ever know. You never did like to give your secrets away.

Do you think of me at all, I wonder? Did you shed any tears for me as I did for you? Music was ever your true love, I know, but I flatter myself that I was a distant second. Do you ever think of what we shared?

I thought I had sealed my heart away, yet still it beats. For you. It yearns to cry out “Come to me, Bulsara! My love, my own!” But I daren't. I daren't. So I do not say it, and yet the words are there between us.

Your Asteria
"What's this? Another of your conquests?" Khrusostom asked.
"No," said Bulsara in a whisper. "She's the one that got away."


Thanks to everyone who has read and commented on my posts this week and welcome to my new followers! Tomorrow I'll be posting for Rebecca Kiel's Books We Love Blogfest and it will be my one year blogiversary. How exciting!

17 comments:

  1. I can feel the regret there, and the devotion. Great job!

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  2. Ooo, heart wrenching. SO sad! Very well written.

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  3. Oh I LOVE this! I want her to come back!

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  4. Aw, so sweet. I'm a sucker for lost love.

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  5. Tragic. I love the one who got away :) So sad.

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  6. Again, you've managed to make me gawk like an idiot at your genius. This was amazing! And now I have Katy Perry in my head, lol. :)

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  7. Thank you all. But don't worry! Receiving a letter from a long lost love is a good sign. :)

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  8. Sorry I missed this blogfest- sounded like a great time and what wonderful writing excersises in characterization! Loved your letter- very poetic and probably sets the tone for your story. good stuff! Looking forward to your post for the origins blogfest!

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  9. Love you entries for this blogfest. This last one is especially poignant.

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  10. Aww, I loved this! It is very poetic and...I'm not sure how to explain, but the voice is clear, but quiet. Very well done!

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  11. The tone was interesting... old-fashioned or courtly or something. Smooth.

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  12. Hi!
    I'm dropping by from the Origins blogfest. loved your piece. Happy blogaversary!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  13. Hi, dropping by from the Origins blogfest & still playing catch up from the "I'm hearing voices" bloghop. This is a great emotional piece. I am a new follower.

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  14. ps. I would love to know what font this is that you are using on your blog. I love it.

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