The Kite

This poem was co-written by a classmate in my Poetry tutorial. Her name is Ella, and her words shall be written in italic. Thank you.

 

Kite tails floating in the

Afternoon breeze, a colourful dance

Of Spooled string

Catches

In the canopy of your yard

 

The weather sets in

To clouds behind their parents

Eyes. So different from the

Reality, sent

Home early to bed, no supper.

 

I wonder

If yet there is hope

For the budding storm to

Pass beyond

And break elsewhere.

 

I dream

And the kite

Returns

Delivered with a soft smile

Un-torn, joining

 

The colour of spring

Merging with the floating

Blossom petals. In the melee

It becomes a whip, racing

Us through the garden green.

 

This realm has no storms

Of dark and thunderous

Nature. Only the light

And joy of

Childs at play.

Musing on Time Wastefully Spent

I have been away,

I know it’s sad to say,

I hope you all haven’t been feeling blue,

Just need to tell you I missed you too.

 

Thought I would start off this post with a little rhyme for you all, though I know, I know it’s pretty terrible. Sometimes it’s just fun to write really bad poetry, it makes you remember why you like and write the good stuff. 🙂

Sadly I’m still not ready to share with you snippets of the novels/ novellas that I’m working on and I’m not sure I will be at that stage for a long while to come. There is a lot of work that goes into writing a longer piece, and though I have my opening pages, and have started on my character progression there is still a whole truck load of research that I will need to get into before I continue on with writing the real story.

Dear Me Tag

There this current campaign going around YouTube at the moment called #DearMe about talking to your 13 year old self, and giving advice.

I love this idea and I would like to join in myself, however I currently don’t like making YouTube videos as I feel it’s inferior to my written word. So I thought that I would write a letter and post it here.

 

#DearMe, being 13 is hard, you have the rest of high school ahead of you, you’re busy trying to make friends and work out who you are, who they are, who you want to be, and what you want from life. This is the same for everyone. I know they all seem so confident and out of your reach, but you will get there. I know you are afraid, and you don’t want to ask others for help, or for their time, but you should, people are far nicer than you think. It will take you nearly a decade to learn this, and it is something you will regret not learning sooner, because those people you finished school with are still really great people. And you are going to wish you kept in touch with them better. They don’t hate you and they never did, you just never gave them the chance to really like you. You never had to change yourself for them, they wouldn’t have like that, you just need to ask them to be there.

You should never be afraid to ask for help,, or the things that you know you deserve. If you don’t ask then how will anybody else know, they can’t read minds, as much as wish for it. You are beautiful, smart, funny, kind, and far more generous than most people deserve from you. And even if in the end they don’t like you, don’t forget that you will eventually love you.

Sorry

Hello dear readers,

I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting new content recently, this is because I’ve started some bigger writing projects that I’m not ready to share, and yet they have been taking up the majority of my creativity and spare writing time.

In the mean time I hope to post some older filler works to keep you all entertained. These filler pieces are from my first year of uni, so they aren’t quite as good technically as the stuff I write now. Also I’m not exactly the same as I was back then. So I hope you aren’t too disappointed, and I promise more good stuff for you all in the future. In the meantime please enjoy seeing how I started out and getting to know me and my writing style.

 

Thanks a bunch, A.Kat

How do “Follows” Work?

So I am curious, how does one gain followers on the internet? By the internet I of course mean my social networking sites (other than Facebook). Though I’m not really including this blog as part of it either, as I’m happy with how everything is progressing here. Actually it’s going faster than I expected. No what I mean is how did the big name YouTubers get all their subscribers and twitter followers. Though it is likely that one fed off the other, it still baffles me. I can understand that your first few followers/ subscribers are probably already your friends, people whom you know and have asked to subscribe, but how does one go from say 10-15 to around 10, 000 subscribers?

Is there a formula? Do you have to be friends with popular YouTubers prior to your fame? Do have to make something that goes viral? Do you have to have amazing charm that oozes through the camera and pours out the screen (like Jack and Finn Harries from JacksGap)? Or can you still have a reasonably popular channel by just filming what you feel like and putting the time with it?

I’m asking all this because I’m been making videos for a little while now, and have had a working channel since 2011, and yet I often get less than 50 views per video (with a good 10% of those views being me), and I have under 10 subscribers. I’m not asking for thousands of subs straight off the bat, but it would be a lot more heartening and would probably help with my motivation if I had around the 40-50 mark. The same goes for my twitter, and I’ve had that since 2009, and in all my time using it I’ve only ever gotten one tweet (it was from Ducksauce of twitch-TV and it made me very happy) and yet I have less followers on that than I do here or on YouTube. It all makes no sense what soever to me.

Well that’s enough ranting for me.

If after you have read this you want to also make me really happy then go watch some of my videos at http://www.youtube.com/airliekat and give them a thumbs up if you like them. Also if you feel like chatting to me or you just want to read more of my random words then follow me of twitter @airliekat

Thankyou, you wonderful and lovely readers, especialy those of you who read all the way down to here.

Love you, Airlie 🙂

How I’ll Post Stories

So I’m planing to post only the stories that I can legally and rightfully post at the time. For example if I have sent a story to a magazine, they get the right to use it first, but if I get no response about them printing it within three months then I shall post it, same goes for a piece that I send into a competition, though in that case I wait till the competition end date.

So some of these stories (not many) can be found on other sites, as I submitted them a long time ago, but as I’m just starting out the more legal exposure that I can get the better. What better way to get my short pieces out there than having my own blog on which to post them? 🙂