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The Novel
A work in progress
Stephen Craig Rowe
     There are times when one must take pause and reflect before taking action.  Then again there are times when action demands one’s full attention and summons all the five and country sences in order for one to catch a falling star or just keep one foot in front of the other.  There we experience a curious balance as words and worlds that seem to meld into a particular, unique reality that is somewhat poetic, fictional, magical and yet holds a bond that is simply read and understood.
     On the 5th of July on a very warm summer evening of this year I am on the keypad.  The windows are open and there is a fair breeze as kids or adults are still lighting little firecrackers and there is a bit of birdsong in the dusk with a pop and burst here and there from those over celebrating.   An ice cold gin on the rocks and I am writing.  All in all thus far this is a good evening.
     Paige seemed to be reading over my shoulder and said. 
     " Paige? WTF is this?  I thought that you wrote that my name was Page!"
      Indeed, my dear, but you see…you are just a character that I am making up.  So I changed your name from Page to Paige.  No matter.
      " No matter, my stars!"  She said.  " First you go from Page to Paige, Paiigeeee!  How does that sound?"  Imaginary pause, and humph. "PAGE ONE, Page, Paige….what next?"
       I don’t know.  I am only the author.  Give me a break!  Paige it is for now. If you want to change your name later on in the novel.  You are free do so.
       " Really"?  Yes of course.  This is a work in progress.
        Page, err, Paige read some more notes and said,
        " Stephen, what do I look like and what kind of a person am I?"
         Paige,  how do you want to be I asked in a quiet voice.
         and she replied,  " Stephen, I want to be free, forever young yet wise and in a position to help others."
          I smile at the strength of her answer and shall write a history and future for Paige in PAGE ONE the novel a work in progress. 
           In the mean time,
           As ever be well,
            Stephen Craig Rowe
  1. Mei's
    July 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Hey Stephen, could you add me in as Paige or Paiigeeee two in PAGE TWO? :-)

  2. Janae's Fallgirl
    July 6, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Time to turn the page…

  3. john
    July 6, 2010 at 4:51 am

    so great to catch it a one page then page lastPaige have a great story day

  4. Beth
    July 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Perhaps you should pass on the gin and tonic when you are writing a page about Paige. LOL

  5. Prenin
    July 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Sounds good Stephen – good books write themselves…God Bless!Prenin.

  6. -Grumps-
    July 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    By the seems of it, Page, Paige, Paiigeeee already wishes to be somewhat the antagonist. *snickering … * An helpful antagonist?? Is there a plot outline, or are you just taking it on the wing??Take good care Stephen …Ciao Fer Now

  7. Barbara
    July 9, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Happy Thursday:)

  8. Mei's
    July 9, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Thankyou Stephen, I will follow. Here I am a new Paige three! :-)

  9. ··¤ SETH
    July 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet… no doubt the same could be said about Page, Paige, Paiigeeee! :o)

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