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Posted by: lousyleper ( )
Date: November 23, 2023 05:56PM

'Love is nothing but emotional blackmail and baggage.'

Sounds like a novel start! Just like the other 150 or so ideas.

I usually have these novel starts that say one line and sit in my noggin until I start writing. This time, it will have to wait until I find my voice through reading.

My brain has done this for years. Sometimes it's not what I put after the line, but what I think about it.

The muse is waking...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/2023 06:03PM by lousyleper.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: November 23, 2023 07:53PM

Keep a journal or blog like thing of all those thoughts. You never know when you might have a reason to use them. In 10 years it will be fun for you to read them and see if you feel the same about them.

Love definitely can have power over you like a hostage, but the rewards can change the world.

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Posted by: sd ( )
Date: November 28, 2023 02:03PM

breasts looked like two giant planets that had somehow spun out of their normal orbit and landed in her bra. They seemed to retain their gravitational force as they kept pulling my eyes toward them despite my best efforts to resist.

A note from my little folder of notes. Not sure I will ever be able to use it. ;)

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: November 28, 2023 02:10PM

I bet you have the best notebook ever! ;-)

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: November 28, 2023 02:56PM

Funny, I have a notebook (admittedly from my late teenage years) which contains the noted image "She had breasts like two young whippets straining at the leash" which I have also failed to use anywhere except here ;-)

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 28, 2023 03:34PM

Whippets?

Whippet good.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: November 28, 2023 03:44PM

They're dogs, Mrs. Lot:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whippet

Lovely dogs in fact, although I'm more of a cat person.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 28, 2023 03:46PM

I know, Sir Tom. I just had trouble imagining breasts that way.

Testosterone is perhaps not the best muse.

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Posted by: sd ( )
Date: November 29, 2023 01:04PM

let the dogs out?

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Posted by: lousyleper ( )
Date: November 29, 2023 01:14PM


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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: November 29, 2023 03:34PM


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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: November 23, 2023 10:39PM

Too much love will kill you https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d5vYn6m934Y

Love hurts
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LZeR8OHyDo0

Love stinks
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E0LAs7X5ybE

Love is the answer
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_QZjJU-mtFU



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/2023 10:40PM by bradley.

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Posted by: lawr3nce ( )
Date: November 24, 2023 08:59AM

lousyleper Wrote:
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> 'Love is nothing but emotional blackmail and
> baggage.'
>
> Sounds like a novel start! Just like the other
> 150 or so ideas.
>
> I usually have these novel starts that say one
> line and sit in my noggin until I start writing.
> This time, it will have to wait until I find my
> voice through reading.

Personally, I would reword it slightly:

"They say there is nothing in love but blackmail and emotional baggage."

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Posted by: lousyleper ( )
Date: November 24, 2023 11:47AM


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Posted by: lawr3nce ( )
Date: November 24, 2023 09:47PM

lousyleper Wrote:
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> n/t

Go ahead. It's yours.

Mind you, I have seen positive relationships too. They're not a myth even if the Hollywood versions are.

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Posted by: lousyleper ( )
Date: November 26, 2023 04:16PM

While I was at my sister's Thanksgiving and asked my niece for paper and pen. I quickly wrote the scene that the sentence was to be used in. I need to put the description of things, but the skeleton is down.

It was three fourths of a page. Right at the top, I put 'prologue'. That scene is down on paper.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: November 24, 2023 12:00PM

Love sought, lost, pursued, enjoyed, longed for.
Kind of like what they say about women: Can't live with 'em, or without 'em.

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Posted by: lousyleper ( )
Date: November 24, 2023 12:24PM


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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: November 29, 2023 03:32PM

caffiend Wrote:
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> Kind of like what they say
> about women: Can't live
> with 'em, or without 'em.


I've heard it, a time or two as,

"Women!  You can't live with them and you can't live with them."

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