Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sweet Snippets

I was re-reading the contributions to The Dove from the other readers, and decided to highlight little snippets that I really enjoyed. I will try to make this a regular feature of the blog (and I'll do my best to update this more regularly).

The first one is from C'nor (Outermost_Toe) and his unfinished God in the machine. It's only two lines long, but I really like the wording:

Devotees of Techno-Faith.
Turned their goddess to a wraith.

I like the thought of the space ship seen as a wraith; a ghastly creature sucked out of all its life force, but how do you drain a mechanical device of something it never had? Or did it...? C'nor runs a blog called Lunching on Lamias.

The second snippet is from Andreas and his The Planet of Hope:

I wonder
if I wave
can they see

I wonder
if they wonder
if it’s me

I like the sweetness of these lines. It's a bouncing thought that goes in both directions, regardless of origin. Even a horror story needs a light pace from time to time! Andreas writes several blogs, two of which focuses on roleplaying: Seventh and Creation of the game.

Do you have your own take on The Dove? Are you holding the missing piece to the story? Or did you visualise the words into a picture, or into a song? Tell us in the comments section below, and I'll update the Resources page here with a link to your work!