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Short Musical Interlude

How about slipping a few notes of music between your reading and writing sessions?

Thomas Gaudex
Mar 13 · 3 min read
Photo by Timothy Barlin on Unsplash

ear Reader,

In these difficult and stressful times, I reconnected with a friend I had met last year at a time when I was looking for ways to escape and soothe my brain during various confinements. This is a strange introduction, I grant you. I am of course referring to my beloved Kalimba, or thumb piano!

You probably know this little instrument from Sub-Saharan Africa that is so soft to the ear, and therefore ideal to relax and release all the tension accumulated during the day. Listen for example to this tune. Yes, having a cat is also a good way to live more serenely!

When I start to press on the small metal blades and the notes start to sound, a bubble of softness envelops me and soothes me all at once. Try it sometime between your reading and writing sessions. You’ll discover the perfect combo.

Excuse me for this little musical interlude that has nothing to do with Scribe, but I like to share with you what I experience on a daily basis and how I accompany my reading and writing sessions.

Anyway, Andrea Cherkerzian was the featured writer this week in the column, and I must admit that she has been very prolific, with a new short fiction published every day! What was your favorite part? I loved Bellowing Figure and Let’s Go See Some Art. Find all her other stories on the fiction page!

Starting today, I’m turning the spotlight on a poet who joined the publication at the end of February and has already published three poems on Scribe. Until next Sunday, give strength to Lindsay Soberano-Wilson! Read, or re-read her latest: Hope, Are You There? Read her other two poems from the publication’s navigation bar.

In the last few days, I thought about the spring that is coming, wondering what will happen. And then I wrote a poem that warmed my heart: Muse.

Thank you very much for your continued support, and keep writing! ♥︎

Thomas
Editor-in-Chief

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Spirals and Star Rides, by Lee Ameka. Billowing Figure, by Andrea Cherkerzian. Looking at the Mood and Reabsorbing, by Anastasia S. Manyonga. I Carry My Curiosity With Me, by Marijke McCandless. The Wave and the Ocean, by Paul Mulliner. Dreamy Nightmares, by Aditi Bhalla. Miracle of Life, by Nadin E Hopfer. Trading Structure for Happiness, by Carlos Garbiras. When You Love a Cat, by Deborah Krulicki. Erasing Lines, by Karen L. Jones. This Precious Life, by Tanya Buchko Green. Love Whispers, by Q. Imagine. Awe, by Alan Henley. Purple Fields of Aaru, by Bradley J Nordell. All the World’s a Stage… but the Stages Are Empty, by Rambling Rose. Almanac, by Michael Madill. First Whispers of Spring, by Connie Song. Pound of Flesh (IV), by Fọlábòmí Àmọ̀ó. Soul Bright Borders, by Erika Burkhalter. Many Will Read Your Hand, by Jonah Lightwhale. Ocean of Words, by Nadin E Hopfer.

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Thomas Gaudex

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Storyteller on life, dreamer and star gazer. Editor, Scribe. thomasgaudex@pm.me

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Scribe

Stories that matter. Emotion first and foremost.

Thomas Gaudex

Written by

Storyteller on life, dreamer and star gazer. Editor, Scribe. thomasgaudex@pm.me

Scribe

Scribe

Stories that matter. Emotion first and foremost.

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