Hello everyone. 👋
I hope you’re all keeping well and doing whatever you can to keep yourself going through these crazy times!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently. Mostly on a bigger scale. Some days, when I can push past the fear and anxiety I realise that I am in fact living through history. Experiencing a time that will be talked about and even taught about in schools for decades to come.
And then I wonder, but how exactly will this time be captured? And will that capsule, whatever it’s form, resonate with me?
And then I had a light bulb moment. 💡
As an author I write about my own feelings and experiences as an inspiration for my works. Especially feeling what I am right now, the obvious idea would be to write a novel about all of this. But that is only from one perspective…
My experience won’t be the same as your experience, or your neighbour’s experience or your friend’s experience or your friend’s friend’s experience and so on and so on…
Writing for me has always had an element of catharsis to it. It’s one of the reasons why I originally started writing as a young confused teen. Without my angsty emo poetry Unravelled would most likely not exists. 😂 But I digress…
What I’m trying to say is that I’m know I’m not the only one that turns to their creative muse when the emotions hit.
So I want your creations! Your poems, your short stories, your streams of consciousness, your art, your excerpts, your monologues, your scenes, your letters, your doodles, your haikus. I’m really setting no limitations with this. Anything! Any creative splurge is welcome here.
My hope is to make our very own time capsule of these unprecedented times. I’m not making any promises. All I’m working with at the moment is ideas, passion and a good feeling. But depending on the success of this launch I’m hoping to have a new project on my hands.
So whether it’s isolation, rainbows, grief, community spirit, financial uncertainty, new found freedom, nature walks, PE lessons, clapping at 8pm or singing along to You’ll Never Walk Alone. I want to read all about it and who knows what we could achieve.
If you’d like to submit a piece to my Lockdown Time Capsule. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your piece attached and include your preferred pen name. I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with.
So there you have it. May your ideas flow like water and your pens drift across it’s ocean.
Happy Writing! ✍️
– B xo