birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.



the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.

the climax of a chain of events, usually when something is decided or made clear.


For this Lark, there is no denouement.

After 40 days and 40 writes, there is more. And I intend to continue the workout until there is a genuine felt sense of denouement with the project.

Each prompt did build the rising action of the "play", but I have not arrived at the point of resolution.

Some strands became clearer, and in a way, provided a resolution within the days' prompt. However, the arc of the story is incomplete for this writer.

With a second go round, I hope to weave more strands together to a clear finish.

How will I know when it is finished?

Maybe there will always be more to say?

Maybe, as was intended from the beginning, I will bounce back into blogging again? I heard from one of my readers today. She asked if I had stopped blogging. Encouraged by Larks, I could honestly answer that I would be back soon.

I'll fly this energy generated by daily practice back to my own nest, my creative niche.

Vox Anima, SM

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