(Author’s note: Things have been busy. so I haven’t been writing as much. Here’s today’s Fictioneers.)
I Write The Songs
by Miles H. Rost
Darren closed his notebook, folding his hands across the front.
He took the Alaskan cruise in order to get away from the usual distractions, and allow him a chance to clear his mind.
The cool sea air wisped around him, bathing him in the ideas that he tried for years to put on paper. From the moment he walked onto the cruise ship, he started seeing different inspirations that would give him new fodder for music.
He thought about his friends back in Seattle, wondering if they’d come out of their trances with the new “Tik Tok Friendly” music.
He flipped open the book, and put pen to paper again.
Yes, when inspiration is capture at the moment of inception then wonders do happen.
There are thousands that are generation at the moment of inspiration that will never see the light of day. However, the ones that do are spectacular. Just ask Rick Beato.
Much better to write about the new inspirations than to spend yet more time on the tired old ones, methinks.
That’s why a change of scenery is sometimes necessary.
Up, down, tryin’ to get the feelin’ again….
Sorry, couldn’t resist! Good job! Even if I DO have that silly song stuck in my head! Ugh..
I had to play this almost every weekend for an oldies show back in the late 90s. Saturday night, always requested by the same 3 people. t was… special, if you can call it that.
A perfect way to compose without distractions and with an open mind. Nice one.
That’s the one bad thing about the modern era: Too many distractions.
I liked the story and the song you chose to go with it. “Tik Tok Friendly” music? That doesn’t sound like anything good.
It’s the 60 second songs for Tik Tok videos. It’s one reason why albums are harder to find nowadays.
Good job and a fun song, well done.
Not my favorite song, but it fits the mood of the story.
Nice, inspirational story. Write on. 🙂
We always do. We always do!
I was never a big fan, but I can’t deny his talent. And I do understand the need to get away from everything that distracts when I’m trying to write!
I’m not a fan of his, but in the case of the story, it fits well.
Mm, love the social commentary in “TikTok Friendly Music.” Great to look back on the oldies too.
The idea is more the thought of appreciation of the longer music, the patience of sitting and thinking, instead of just eating a small 60 second morsel and calling it good.