The Never-Ending Line

26 Jan

As usual on my travels, I have seen a load of fantastic posts, of which here is one of them, I also reviewed Nicholas Conley’s debut novel The Cage Legacy which can be found in the author pages.

He was an artist with no name. When your work speaks for you, who needs a name? The unnamed artist’s tool of choice was charcoal, for its unique ability to smoothly blend dark and light together. That’s what he liked about it. Its mysteriousness, its messiness, the way that the black smudged into muddled shades of grey.

On the day that he started his masterpiece, the unnamed artist prepared for several hours. He stared at the white paper before him. The charcoal sticks were lined up alongside it, symmetrically. Everything was perfect and untouched.  He wasn’t nervous in the least; he was ready. He began by drawing a solid dot in the corner of the page, to mark the beginning.

From that dot, he drew a landscape. Everything was connected in one long, continuous line of charcoal. That was the challenge he’d set forth on, that day: to create an…

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Posted by on 26/01/2015 in Blogging, Fiction


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6 responses to “The Never-Ending Line

  1. shadowoperator

    26/01/2015 at 13:54

    You are clearly staying in touch with lots of sites and lots of people (sigh! ;( I wish I were doing the same). I haven’t posted for about three weeks now, and can’t seem to get my umphh! together. About all I’m doing is crocheting, because that’s still something creative to do; at least it allows me to have passing thoughts about all the other creative things I might be doing, like posting. Keep on going, Ste J, and maybe eventually I’ll catch up to you on the way.


    • Ste J

      26/01/2015 at 20:49

      I haave been away from the blog for a while but I try and keep up with at least eighty blogs as much as I can, it takes a lot of time but I get there. It has been tough to get the inspiration and the umphh this year, I totally agree and understand. I have had to cobble together a post of random thoughts (soon to be published) just to break up the book reviews, perhaps the inspiration will come soon for both of us. I know you will get there, you always do awesome posts and I have confidence in you.


  2. writersideup

    27/01/2015 at 04:21

    Ste J, I was definitely curious so went over to the original blog. I’m not one for pictures behind text that makes it hard to read and I know I would’ve enjoyed it more if we could actually see this drawing. Perhaps it’s the artist in me! lol


    • Ste J

      28/01/2015 at 19:28

      It would be interesting to combine different things in posts, I can write but drawing stick men is all I am good at, perhaps one day I will treat you to just that combination.


  3. Christy Birmingham

    28/01/2015 at 18:18

    When I read that piece of fiction I was totally blown away by it too. So outside of the box! Great reblog choice. Hope your week is going well!


    • Ste J

      28/01/2015 at 19:09

      I am glad to be in good company, my week has had its ups and downs as per usual but is turning out to be alright, I hope your week is interesting, exciting and may possibly involve ancient riddles and the Priory of Sion, just for the sheer drama of it.

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