Words in Books I'll Never Write 01

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I   G O T   I N S P I R E D.

Areeba from Not Your Type started a series called 'Words in Books I'll Never Write.' Here I am stealing her amazing idea.

I've always wanted to write my own book. It is the zenith for anyone with a penchant for literature. Anyone can be a writer, but not everyone can be published. Over the years, I have started writing many books and failed to finish all of them. I am great at beginnings, but terrible with endings.

So I write shorts instead. 'Slices,' I prefer to call them. I doubt I will publish them in a hardcover with my name written below a vague title. So I decided to post a few I've written, in the first Words in Books I'll Never Write.

H E R E   A R E   T H R E E   S L I C E S

0 1 . My body is a temple. Flesh to feel, bones to break. My skin is paper thin, visceral veins vex the surface. The muddy bruises on my legs may never heal nor will the faded scars wrapped around my wrist. When my knuckles crack, they cut me every time.

My body is a temple. Begging to be praised and loved, but none could ever. My body is a temple, if it cannot be loved, then may their false gods die. - 19th May 2015, 2:31 PM

I enjoy the human anatomy.

Mostly because I am fascinated by it. The comparison of a weak body and a weaker soul especially. I have written many anecdotes like these but this is by far my favourite. As someone who enjoys poetic language, simple analogies touch me the most.

0 2 . "We all suffer open wounds from war, legs sore and cuts by shrapnel. Then we see what we can do. I can run. You can barely crawl." - 5th August 2015, 10:02 PM

Discussing how the same problems can affect people differently.

Wilfred Owen influence my writing for a week or so. I was going over Owen's poetry again, with a heavy portrayal of war and humanity, reminded of his strength in his sadness. Meanwhile, I was having personal problems that felt like a war. So I wrote with Owen as inspiration.

0 3 . "I could spend eternity sinking and you'd still rot beneath me" - 24th June 2015, 3:25 PM

This is a rap lyric I wrote for a rap battle against my friend, an actual rapper.

I won.

In hindsight, these are more likely well-thought, poetic slander. The best kind of slander in my opinion.

These slices reflect who I am, at least who I was then when I wrote it. Pessimistic and scathing, during a time demanding me to pessimistic and scathing. I have said it before, 2015 was not a good year for me.

Thus, it reflected through my writing.


  1. This is an amazing idea for a post, perhaps I shall "steal" it next. 03 is my favorite though - It sounds angry but matter of fact at the same time. Keep up the lovely work. :)


  2. These are so interesting! I find that a lot of people who would consider sharing their writing would choose pieces that can be thought of as far away from them and their lives. If that makes sense. Yours are really raw and personal. They're lovely in so many different ways. Thank you for sharing. And! If it's your desire to be published, don't put that dream away :)


  3. Your writing is seriously incredible. I wish I had a way with words like you do!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  4. You always have the most original post ideas and this is no exception - love these words <3

  5. YAY! Your writings always excite me. It's dark and twisted and raw. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!

    Not Your Type Blog

  6. omg this is AMAZING! love the rap lyric haha SLAYYY GURL


  7. Gosh...absolutely beautiful. There's not really much else I can add to my comment!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  8. you have a way with words lovely! I love that you actually won a rap battle haha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  9. Amazing idea and you are so talented!!
    Mónica Sors

  10. I love the idea! Also, I found your little writing so interesting and amazing even. I love writing as well but I am more of an action writer if that makes sense. I am terrible with metaphors and all those beautiful things you seem to nail. However, I think I am better at coming up with a plot and visuals :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  11. These slices are amazing! I struggle to find a plot to write about all the time! Anwyay those slices are just amazing I wish I could write like that I loved your prospective on the second one!
    I have just bookmarked your blog, it's amazing:)


  12. I love these! My struggle is I can never voice my thoughts properly into words. Which lol thats funny Rai you write a blog haha But like the deep stuff inside the soul which you seem to grasp at effortlessly! Its beautiful! love this post :) x

    Rai | utterardour.blogspot.com

  13. This is an amazing idea for a post, definitely very different from anything that I've read before. Good on you for posting this. I have much respect for anyone who has creativity with words, you and May from The Mayden are some of the best bloggers whom I've ever read.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  14. Nice! I love to write too, and always think of random phrases or tidbits that sound really great but I don't know how to incorporate them into a larger work, but yes, write it down anyways because you never know!

    The Fashion Barbie

  15. So much fun to read. I esp loved the last line. I think a lot of people can relate to that feeling for a variety of different situations. Great job!

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