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Psyop

Spider

my pen a spider leg
sets hooks and spin
weaving meaning from
strands and drops of dew
hanging like notes between
rose branches and thorns
a tactile salad
a caution to touch
like French kissing sarcasm

#vss365 #spider

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Cognitive NeuroRomancer Psyop Technique

Cognitive Distortions

I have been going through Cognitive Bias, using them as writing prompts to find new ways of expressing characters and improving their ‘voice’. During that exercise I wondered about Cognitive Distortions and if they were similar. Turns out, not really. These are wonderful traits and challenges, however. And they are recognizable enough to use without much more than a good tease. I’ll try to work up a few examples for some of these to illustrate what’s on my mind. Let’s take a look at the list for now…

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Psyop

Seraphim

Ah, to write the wind under a Seraphim’s wing — to compose prose as glorious as their song. To feel the pain of another and render it to page for all to understand and empathize. To shed the weariness of life and breathe again.

#vss365 #Seraphim

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Psyop

Awake

As my memories, as my wishes
are as thorns to tear my flesh awake
with sarcasm, bleeding ectoplasm
blood is for the young and
my tongue in the flower bud
I’ve had my share of
fake moans and sighs
It’s time that you and I
start screaming for real

#vss365 #awake
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Psyop

Awake

As my memories,
as my wishes are
as thorns to tear
my flesh awake
with sarcasm, bleeding ectoplasm
blood is for the young
my tongue in a bud
I’ve had my share
of fake moans and sighs
It’s time that you and I
start screaming for real

#vss365 #awake

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Psyop

Word

This sweet love
that has fallen into
the wrong hands,
will only see the
glow worm of a
word dawn before
bibliophiles and {…}
slash it down to a
zero score.

#vss365 #word

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Psyop

Foam

Speaking of Tao: Your reality is that which you can not afford to ignore without consequences. Thus, if there are no consequences then what you have perceived has not been the true foam of reality.

#vss365

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Psyop

Foam

the effervescent foam of champagne,
a frizzy applause juxtaposed to the
relaxed sigh of ocean foam at the point
the wave exhausts itself
on the shore beside your thigh.

#vss365 #foam

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Psyop

enormity

it is a wonder that I recognized its #enormity at all, instead of believing it to be another part of the big ass sky. Another big ass sky with atmospheres pressing down on me, pressing me to death like a medieval whore inside the limelight of your sardonic smile. #vss365

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Psyop Technique

When It Feels Right: Emotional Connection

Most of the time I’m exploring the topic of Emotional Connection, it is for writing fiction, and making that connection with the reader — a connection which will allow the reader to slip into immersion with the story — what those in Psychology call Narrative Transportation.
I’m caught in both worlds today. I’ve just completed my novel and in the editing phase, but this novel is being published under my name, not a clients/ghostwritten.