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February 09, 2011

Last lines of a manuscript I had to shelf

‎"‎The endless sea surrounded us, and the setting sun mixed the color of the sky in such a way that it was impossible to know where the ocean ended and the sky began. I felt convinced then that there were no longer borders or edges in the world we shared. The horizon was gone, and so were our own."

4 comments:

Audrey said...

Hi Phil....I stumbled on your blog; it's fantastic! This passage reminds me a little bit of a poem from Diary of a Newly-Married Poet by Juan Ramon Jimenez which translates, "Oh sea! rebel sky/ fallen from the heavens." I hope you're not shelving too many manuscripts. I was actually thinking of getting a creative writing group together this summer, when I have some time. I had one in New York and it was a lot of fun and quite helpful.

Philip Isles said...

Hi Audrey, thanks for the kind words. This baby is the biggest one I shelved, but I'm planning on brining it down some day--the story was a bit too out there for my agent...which means I need to do something 'by the book' before I write the book I want :) Writer's groups are the most important thing ever, next to chocolate.

Audrey said...

Well yes, few things are better than chocolate. But do you have a good writing group in LA? Tell!

Philip Isles said...

Shoot me an email Audrey--I'd be happy to tell you everything i know!

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