Daily Journal Entry #1 – “Not Going”

(Last Updated On: September 21, 2017)

So, It appears that I’ve decided to do this for realzies. I’m writing every day. Not only writing fiction every day, but attempting to write to my audience every day. My fiction will be contained in these posts in the little daily snippets I write, but they will also contain ramblings, scrawlings, probably some cute animal videos, some sweet songs, and reviews of other stories.

I’m currently on down time at my medical transport job. It’s been very nice to have mobile devices to write and publish from. I think that I’m not near thankful enough for this. It’s a beautiful gift from God to be able to write and publish anywhere in the world. It’s also a big responsibility, one that I haven’t been that consistent in.

Things have been pretty crazy lately for me and my family. We have our first child on the way, a baby girl who will likely be named Hazel Ann. I’m so excited to meet her and hold her. I’m also excited about all the various things God has given me to do to make money, including the opportunity to use the internet to write to you all.

Here’s my writing work for the day from “Into The Pirates Nest Part 2”

9 – Not Going

Slap! Went the sound of Lolly’s hand
Upon the cheek of fort.

Lolly: “You will take me with you, you ungrateful Prince!
You will obey and comport!
Or else I’ll send for Tragic’s crew-
And you’ll be back in their custody!”

Fort: “Even if I wanted to take you,
I’d not return without Windy.
She has pulled me from the depths of the grave.”

Lolly: “And look at where she brought you!
You have a duty to your country, Fort!
And these feelings for her are not true!”

Fort: “I said nothing about feelings.
Windy is simply my friend.
And if I were to betray a close friend,
That would be my end-
As a Prince of Ka’Lanner.
There would be no return.”

Lolly: “Fine! I’ll let the pirates take you-
Stuff you with kerosene and burn!”

Just then a knock came at the door
To the little shack.
Lolly’s eyes grew wide as she stared at the door,
And the knocking came right back.

Lolly: “I told them to come later.
Why are they here now?
We have to get out of here Fort.
Your freedom, I’ll allow.”

This was a fun issue to write. I love writing for Lolly and I love writing dialogue. The dialogue is snappy and full of attitude. I also really enjoy leaving off an issue with a bit of dialogue that shocks or surprises. Lolly is such a tricky fox and she’s sexual and romantic without being lewd. It’s a fine line I’m trying to walk and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it so far.

If you’d like to support me on Patreon, I’d really appreciate it. It’s my dream to write more and more rhyming and non rhyming stories for your entertainment. Here is the link: http://patreon.com/rhymeandspace

See you tomorrow!

Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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