Upside Down – a poem.

Upside Down


Been in disguise since I was twenty-five,

never knowing if I should live or die.

Always thinking this world left me alone,

feeling it deeply through blood and bone.

Needing answers with these decades of doubt,

reaching for a handhold before I shout.

Then I met a small Carolina town,

flipping this Southern boy’s world upside down.

So close it hurts can touch but not feel it,

thrown up obstacles I fight to not quit.

This mask is slipping, years I’m passing through,

with no doubts I’ll live now that I found you.


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RUIN: An animated short by Wes Ball, director of the Maze Runner movies. Awesome!

You don’t need dialogue to tell a story. You do need to know how to describe what you see in order to relay that to the reader.

  • For me, I write stream of thought to begin with. I type with my eyes closed and whatever I see, I type. Then I go back and change/polish where it will definitely be needed.
  • If you don’t think that works for you, you might try doing the same thing, but with your eyes open, and writing down bullet points for the high spots of the action, with the idea you will know/remember the in between parts.
  • If you are artistic, as in sketching or painting, then sketch the scenes out as well.

Storytelling without a single word spoken.

An animated short by Wes Ball, the director of the Maze Runner Trilogy.

If you’re not a fan of animation, this is short and a chase scene. You will forget all about the animation part as the drone starts chasing the man on the motorcycle.

The actual short is about 7 and half minutes long, with the rest being credits.

If you want to do some practice in writing an action sequence, try doing so with this video. only 7:30 long. How much time and typing could that take?

Storyline: an accurate description from IMDB user

“In a future where cities have crumbled and been reclaimed by nature we join a lone man exploring the ruins of the company Haven Nanosystems. Recovering a locked container he seems to have found what he was looking for, which is information relating to the quarantined Facility B. Unfortunately just as located by a robotic drone and the race to escape is on.” Written by bob the moo