A.R. Román:

De la inspiración a la palabra escrita, y esta entrega en particular de Marlyn para su semanal meta de Versos como detonante. Me ha dejado sin palabras. ¡Qué lo disfruten!

Originally posted on Marlyn Cé:

Cuento: La caja de zapatos

(borrador en proceso)

Por: Marlyn Cruz Centeno

“quisieramos ser un mejor animal, un animal tal vez completo y sin prejucios” M. Colón

Algo muy malo estaba pasando, por que Meli nunca llora. Aparte de unas lagrimitas que apenas le nacían en el borde de los ojos y que Meli se limpia rápido. Nunca he visto llorar a Meli en serio, como lloro yo.
Hace unos días, desde debajo de la cama, la vi limpiarse los ojos después que mami le daba muchos puños y le decía que era fea como papá Manuel, Meli siempre perdona a mami porque luego le limpia los vómitos y porque es buena hija. “Los borrachos son así” me había dicho doña Rosita que me cuida a veces. Doña Rosita sabía de eso porque su esposo era un borracho. Doña Rosita también lo perdonaba y le limpiaba los vómitos. Hoy Meli…

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A.R. Román:

Advice that can give you some help on building an audience!

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

After moving from New York City to Chicago and getting married, Rachel Bertsche realized that her new life was missing one crucially important thing: a local best friend. So she decided to go on one friend date every week for a year, and she documented her quest on a WordPress.com blog at MWFseekingBFF.com.

But before Rachel even started the blog, the 27-year-old writer put together a book proposal based on her search for a local BFF, and successfully pitched it to agents, and then editors. She says, “After I sold the proposal, I decided to start a blog so that I could have a place to document my journey and some of the research I was finding. I also wanted to start building a community and to engage with readers.”

It’s now been over two years since Rachel first launched MWFseekingBFF.com. So did she accomplish her blogging goals?…

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Excersising the Senses: Touch

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Cold, hot, soft, rough … are some examples of feeling. To be able to feel them is thanks to the pressure points that exist across the skin, but particularly on the hands. Lotka Ray explains that these: “are endowed with an extremely remarkable sensitivity. As a result, we can notice a pressure up to a quarter of a gram per square millimeter. The sensitivity of these organs allows the perception of many different qualities. The sense of touch works in virtually all parts of the body, but its accuracy is significantly higher there, which is precisely the ease of body movement, especially hands and fingers. “

Moreover, and interestingly, “the sense of touch allows us to appreciate the external sensations of cold, heat, pressure, texture, vibration, tingling, and hold the weight, strength exercise our muscles, etc..

From the womb the fetus is able to respond to tactile stimuli such as thumb sucking.

The sense of touch is extremely important for every human being. The sense of touch allows us to enjoy a touch, the warm rays of the sun, cool breeze, and a myriad of pleasurable sensations. And protects us from feelings that would cause us harm or pain.

The sense of touch is so sensitive that, even with eyes closed, we can identify objects, textures, temperatures, etc.. “(How does the sense of touch functions)

To stimulate the sense of touch, go slow, take time to perceive and analyze. Touch a surface, feel a change in temperature, or perhaps experience what it  the paint on your hands feels like, the earth, the dough …  write on the smooth surface of the paper that is waiting for your gentle touch. Not just write the first thing that comes to mind, narrate and let your ideas flow. After you finish reading what you wrote, do not fix anything yet. Save it apart, perhaps in the future it be can use for a story. Just remember  do not explain it in a few words, the goal is to encourage yourself to be creative and go beyond.