Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday Centus - It is our pleasure


It is our pleasure....

Is our prompt for Jenny's, Saturday Centus - even if she's still off in Texas, picking yellow flowers and such!

Rules: 106 words, any style writing and photos too!

My centus begins today at an imaginary Writing Workshop.

Just through these doors.

Special note: The dialogue in red letters are direct quotes from Virginia Woolf.

"It is our pleasure, to welcome you to Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop." 

The attendees stared with silent joy at the remarkable likeness of their teacher to Virginia Woolf herself.

She began pointedly, "Arrange whatever pieces come your way."

"You mean like personal experiences?"

"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works."

"Oh yeah, like incredible expectations?  Or fantasies and sensual pleasures, right?"

"Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book shown to him by heart, and his friends can only read the title."

Clearly they were captivated.

Virginia Woolf
Gone too soon.
We lost such a powerful writer and remarkable woman
through such a tragic loss.  On March 28, 1941 at the River Ouse.

Virginia Woolf's own voice here

Has that silent little voice lurking deep inside of you finally pushed itself out and you're ready to join in and play along with us too?  Please do


Filip & Kristel said...

Reading at this lake would be relaxing. Good shot.


Judie said...

Great post, Karen!!!!

I love your cardinal photo, but I am afraid I couldn't read at that lake--it seems a little tilted! Mwahahahaha!!

Gail said...

Love this.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Really great post, and I love your encouraging words at the end (especially good for someone who is fighting an inner critic). Thank you for stopping by my blog. laurie

rmannell said...

We should all unlock our inner book. :) I'm glad someone mentioned the pictured bird was a cardinal. I was interested in the species.


anitamombanita said...

Hey Karen, nice thoughtful post. Love the cardinal.

sage said...

I like the lake photo and the thought of a Virginia Woolf writing conference!

Rek said...

Beautiful tribute to a good writer though I haven't read more a couple of her works. Soothing pictures to accompany.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, thank you very much indeed for the link to Virginia Woolf's voice. (She is no relation to me, though I am often asked if she is!)
I am fascinated by her accent, which is less haughty than many of those from that period. And her voice, so warm and expressive. I hadn't imagined her that way AT ALL. I feel I like her a lot better now I have heard her voice.

Karen S. said...

Jenny, you are welcome! I've always enjoyed her writing, which sometimes a bit dark, or lost, but her words (to me) read like music, and I had to see for myself how she sounded in real life! You explain the sound of her voice perfectly!

Snowcatcher said...

The cardinal... heavenly! I wish we had them here! Of course, I wish we had snowy owls and roadrunners, too. :)

Judee said...

What a clever use of the prompt, and a lovely tribute to Vitginia Woolf. Well done!

Jenny said...

Wow, Karen.

This was a totally impressive piece of writing.

Love how you come out of left field and surprise us...

...and then we get the pleasure of reading your perfectly wrought words.