Day 9: Today’s Writing Song

I get shakes every time I listen to this song by Evanescence. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve heard it. I really have to pick my mood and moment because it’s not a light song.

In my playlist for Beyond the Precipice, I write: Really pay attention to the lyrics of Hello, which beautifully capture the shock, disbelieve, and denial of death, and how the mind attempts to deal with it. You can imagine 12-year-old Bret back at school after the horrific accident. Substitute “he” for “she” in “she’s not breathing,” where “he” would be Bret’s father.

“If I smile and don’t believe
Soon I know I’ll wake from this dream”

“Hello,
I’m the lie living for you so you can hide”
~Evanescence

This is followed by a cello interlude leading to a climactic finish.

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disabilities and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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