Our next meeting will be held November 2, 2017, 6:30 NWOSU 30th and Randolph, Enid, OK 73701
The Roll Call topic was once again won by Cathy Thorp
Welcome, friends to the October country where something wicked this way comes in a graveyard for lunatics underneath the Halloween tree, where grow the golden apples of the sun.
Farewell, summer! That last dusty bottle of dandelion wine is my medicine for melancholy.
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you”, a quote from my favorite author, Ray Bradbury. He spun worded webs of wonder through the tattoos of the Illustrated Man.
We took the tour through the Martian Chronicles in a future imagined where one could have a career as a Rocket Man, launched with the sound of thunder, quicker than the eye.
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them” is a warning and a promise from Fahrenheit 451. Now, and forever, somewhere a band is playing. Listen, learn, read on.
The Roll Call topic was won by Cathy Thorp
Bent Forks *
When you come to the fork in the road, take it.
Not just to eat dessert first, but seek hunger to discern desire.
Then in the defiance of chaos we know
The outbound flow, the temper tempted.
Journeys began, continued, yet we never arrive
Where we planned on the roadmap we saw in our minds.
Are destined to follow old trails overrun
With thick thorns of regret we cannot forget?
Faith leads us on the road yet unseen
Unprepared, yet unwilling to remain in our pain
Move on in the light of a brighter sun
Where self-imposed blocks no longer remain.
Take the fork in the road, and go, travel far
Every turn we’ve made brings us to where we are.
The fall season of the Enid Writers Club will begin on September 7, 2017, 6:30 at NWOSU Conference Room. The club meets September through May of each year. All are invited. Each month there are writing assignments of no more than 150 words called “Roll Call Topics.” The roll call topics for this year are as follows:
Roll Call Topics for EWC 2017-2018
Sept 7, 2017 On the Road Again
Oct 5, 2017 My Favorite Author
Nov 2, 2017 In a Forest or Up a Tree
Dec 7, 2017 Bah Humbug!
Jan 4, 2018 Oh What a Night!
Feb 1, 2018 Write 2 or 3 six-word stories
Mar 1, 2018 Killing Your Darlings; a crime story
Apr 7, 2018 My Computer is Killing Me