Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

I have forgotten how to feel bored. With the endless source of entertainment at my fingertips, on my TV, and even on this thing that I’m currently typing on, it’s become nearly impossible to feel it. And we’re not doing anything creative with that lack of boredom. We’re just filling up the voids in conversation …

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How does one get back into writing? I’ve taken such a long break from the task that anything longer than a blog post is just too much. And even these posts are sometimes muddied with the lack of…words that I can’t think of at this moment. Like most of you, I’m in a state of …

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Something happened. Something I swore wouldn’t ever happened. But it’s done. I’ve done it. It’s out there now and I can’t reel it back in. I created original characters and content for [redacted]. Which means, [redacted] now owns something I created. That’s how this works, right? You’re bamboozled into needing a job and the only …

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  A tape recorder. Cellophane wrapped. Copper flavored candy. Records played live. Carbon paper. Keyless typewriters. The hookah. The tang of citrus. Endless scrolls of handwritten sprawl. Unused journals. 90s fashion statements. Lip sync videos. Strange fruit. Strange fruit. Strange adolescent fruit hanging from Childhood branches. A cellphone rings. A parent cries out.

It’s 2008 and I’m staring a plastic bag. There are note cards strewn around the floor. Thoughts written on three-by-fives in illegible scrawl. I pick up one of the blank ones and write the words: “When the plastic bag becomes your enemy, your salvation.” I let it fall where it may. There are thoughts of …

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Ever feel stuck? Like you’re filled with so much motivation to create something that your brain is bursting at the seems? That your physical body goes through the motions because your mind is sussing things out. Building worlds. Building ideas. Handcrafting lyrics and paragraphs like verses. Testing out waters with other friends to see what …

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