fire breathing words


That feeling you get when your first story starts forming in your head. In your heart. In your body.

The words stream across your mind like a blurry old silent black & white film reel when you close your eyes. You feel sounds become words. Dissociated at first. No order. Just whizzing by like the shots of machine gun fire. Random words working hard to string together and form into cohesive thoughts.

Letters flowing through your veins. Mixing with your oxygen your blood your plasma your marrow your tears your saliva. Picking up tissue and cells along the way. Pieces of you. Ripping them away from you.

Colliding. Combining. Dividing. Multiplying.

Words that bring up feelings that bring up more words. More feelings.

Memories. Whispers. Screams. Tears. Truths.

Colliding. Combining. Dividing. Multiplying.

Senseless at first. Growing bolder and stronger and louder. Taking on a life of their own. Escaping your body through your breath your pores your sweat. Oozing.

Breathing words like breathing fire. Heat and flames. Igniting. Searing.

Swirling. Breathing. Multiplying. Screaming. Burning. Fighting.

Forcing their way to the page. Fighting for their life. For their chance to tell their story.


4 thoughts on “fire breathing words

  1. Jenna Stone May 23, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    So beautiful. I love the description of the process. 💖

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Jen June 1, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I just found your blog and I feel like you’ve reached a hand our across the Internet and grabbed ahold of mine. Thank you for your real, raw words. Thank you so much.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Breathe in. Breathe out. Live. June 1, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you, Jen. Connection. That’s what I’m all about. Connecting to words, feelings, people, hearts, souls. What else is there, right? I followed your blog, too. Can’t wait to read your words. Thanks for connecting <3. ~ Melissa


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