Okay… this is day eight and our writing Prompt is GAZE…
Star gaze… dream of other worlds, wonder what else is in the universe, wish on a shooting star, be inspired to go out into the world and find something bigger than the one you live… this isn’t the one I will be using, but I thought it perfectly described writers the world over… we are dreamers, no matter if the world we build take us beyond the stars or down into the distant past…. we can envision shape-shifters, heroic cowboys, villains that the reader loves to hate, or just your run of the mill Fae Princess … we all star gaze in our own way!
Then there is the all important lover’s gaze… or you could gaze around the room, or give you gaze some other emotion… a hardened gave, a softened gaze, a narrowed gaze… how exactly is your character looking at the world and the people around him/her…
What exactly are their eyes doing??
They can gaze out of a window… daydreaming, searching for a sign, waiting to see a lover’s approach?? Orrr…. for you horror fans… they can be gazing up out of the open grave they woke up in… muhahahaha
Your character could also be gazing into a crystal ball or a haunted mirror… they can gaze at the horizon, or into the depths of a lake… how exactly to you want your story to unfold… each word, each thought, each prompt holds a multitude of possibility…
For me, I will use gazing deep into someone’s soul… a hypnotic gaze… I’m not sure if the little girl is trying to hypnotize the horse or vice versa… 😛 thankfully, I will be using Sam and Nick, and as far as I know neither one is a horse… lol… I’m sure they will tell me if I’m wrong… happy wordage, and enjoy today’s prompt… and check back later for my wrap up to the current short story… tracey
3 thoughts on “Oct 8… writing prompt GAZE”
After reading your gaze, I feel that you have humbled Jacque Lacan the psychoanalyst who has used the concept of gaze as intentionality that has sexual connotations and his concept of gaze is used in analyzing films and media and also evolved many other gazes like the feminine gaze, the queer gaze and so forth. But you have trans-conceptualized it to rapture, contemplation, gazing for meditation and also for inspiration. I think all these meanings can be added on to the linguistic definition of gaze. Anand Bose from Kerala ( God’s Own Country).
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wow… thanks for the excellent comment… and for stopping by