Thursday, 17 January 2013

17/365 My city walk



I pass this way on one of my favourite regular walks. Once a fortnight, I hand the kids over to The Panther and walk away. Fast. 

As I march across the city, my head fills with plot twists, story ideas and the general thrilling possibilities that come from making things up. 

On a sharp frosty night, Glasgow glitters rather prettily, but I hardly notice. Crossing the dense clump of the city centre, I am struck by how the tall, dark buildings are slashed right through in a network of narrow slightly sinister alleys. There are two sides to everything. 

Every other Wednesday I go to the writers' group I'm a member of. I haven't been going long and, if I'm honest, I still feel out of my depth among the proper writers. However, for a little while, I can let the writing of stories take on the importance it deserves. 

Taken with my phone camera and fiddled with because it was out of focus.


14 comments:

  1. Very atmospheric, and the description you have added sums it up so well.

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  2. Very clever. I love your write up.

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  3. I love the lights and the fact that they are still up.
    Enjoy your writing/you time.

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  4. Great photo and lovely description too x

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  5. lovely photo, can see how you get lost in thought

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  6. very nice pic,love the way it is linked into a story. what id the "roof" made of?

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  7. Lovely capture and great to hear you're persevering with the writing workshop

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  8. Such an unusual photo and I love the words to go with it, seems to me you definitely belong in that group.

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  9. What a lovely picture, and great that you can find inspiration from everything around you. Looking forward to next weeks already!

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  10. A gorgeous/eerie shot full of promises!

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  11. We had some of those lights this year in Cardiff, absolutely enchanting to walk under.

    Thanks for linking up

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