Words of Mystery. House of Cards.

Words of Mystery. House of Cards.

Posted on August 7 by Suzanne F. Kingsmill
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Writing mysteries is a space of my own, where words surround me


Their sounds vibrate with silence and seduction, symphony and serendipity


Inspiration coalesing into clarity, like figures emerging from the fog


Words rant and rave, wild and free, lassoeed and tamed


To turn to prose that is all encompassing ……….to turn to mystery


Words drenched in meaning  - love, hate, soul, greed, evil, lust, motive, menacing, mystical


Paint a thousand pictures, the brushstrokes different for every canvas


Unfettered by a single moment in time



Words transform into something beyond their definitions


A mystery within a mystery. Endless syntheses inspiring murderous intent


English – a language of a million words


Sometimes quirky,  silly or serious, well known or obscure


Squadrons of words, coddled and cuddled to kindle the soul and tantalize the mind


Multiple meanings for a single word


And mulitple words for a single meaning



Words inspire. Words conspire. Words run dry.


Inspiration on sabbatical. Leaves no forwarding address
The greatest mystery of all


Often unbidden, inspiration comes from within


Prodded by words, or anything defined by words


It can’t be bought, stolen or bribed


It arrives, sometimes seething like a racehorse at the gate


Sometimes softly stealing thoughts


Weaving them into something mysterious


Until suddenly it crsytallizes  into meaning


Like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar


Into the flight of a butterfly- it moves me to another plane


And for awhile, I am caught by its elusive, unfathomable power


A guest in its fragile house of cards.