Week #15: Once Upon A Zenas
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The Spoon River Anthology (Edgar Lee Masters)
I was sixteen, and I had the most terrible dreams,
And specks before my eyes, and nervous weakness.
And I couldn’t remember the books I read,
Like Frank Drummer who memorized page after page.
And my back was weak, and I worried and worried,
And I was embarrassed and stammered my lessons,
And when I stood up to recite I’d forget
Everything that I had studied.
Well, I saw Dr. Weese’s advertisement,
And there I read everything in print,
Just as if he had known me;
And about the dreams which I couldn’t help.
So I knew I was marked for an early grave.
And I worried until I had a cough
And then the dreams stopped.
And then I slept the sleep without dreams
Here on the hill by the river.
Ready to unmark the early grave of Zenas Witt?
Cinema Elysium Presents
Once Upon A Dream
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Weekly Character Challenges
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Expressing the essential beauty of your character’s soul.
Earning the opportunity of a … deathtime.
This week … The Song.
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