June’s Theme – From Head Banging To Gentle Swaying – JG

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what inspires me and it seems like the answer is only found in things out of my control: an extreme situation, someone else’s provocation, death, unexpected disaster. Thus, I am now on the lookout, or in this case listen out, for material that moves me, without uprooting my entire emotional wellbeing. Music has been a popular muse for so many writers, why not make her this month’s theme:

Theme: Instrumental Inspirationtake an instrumental song and write lyrics to it or a story that features it. Post a video of the song with your piece!

Structure: Free Verse

May was meant to be dark and Stevie’s post had a pleasantly Lovecraftian feel to it with horror images abound. I myself stayed literal and pessimistic although hope crept in there at the end.

Submit to redstringpapercuts@gmail.com for publication here, or publish on your own site, link back to Red Strings and leave a comment.

– Jessie Gutierrez 

Some instrumentals I like:


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