written by David Anglin

Daily Creative Writing Practice - The Master and the Egg [Short Story]

Daily Creative Writing Practice - The Master and the Egg [Short Story]

My practice of bringing depth to simple sentences...

He sat before the Grandmaster in humbled silence. Flickers of light from candles close to the end of their life threw dark shadows acrossthe hardwood floor of the Dojo. The Grandmaster was small in stature but grand in aura. If a device that enabled us to be able to capture the colourful rays of our inner being then his would shine a radiant yellow, a glimpse of a rainbow that promised sunshine through turbulent times.

The dark shadows darting across the room gave the dark features of the master an almost stone look as if he was cut from granite. As if he was cut from a different cloth to the rest of mankind. He spoke quietly but his words were immense.

"Visualization is key"
"Belief in what you visualize is what will make you succeed."

He spoke no further as if a radio station tuned in for great news had instantly lost reception and all that remained was white static, that brought unease at night.
Saying no further words he walked towards the dusty bricks, four in total. One standing at the base while two on either side of the base brick held another two on top, as if an improvised red stone table, but at its center held a brown egg, whose purpose was to demonstrate the universal power of the vibe.

The master sat down in front of the bricks. Concentration etched as fine lines on to the dark granite of his features. He inhaled in and exhaled out, a smaller version of winds whipping seas into waves. An example of one of the four elements of water, fire, earth, and air in active movement. He lifted his hand no higher than his chest, he brought his hand down to the two top bricks with the same intensity of a child knocking down building blocks. He was a great deceiver. The two top bricks remained untouched, though the egg at the center, cracked. Oozing out was unfertilized life.
The element of air overcame earth.
The master's voice box boomed.
"Visualisation is key"

The student bowed his head lower, as he realised he had a lot more to learn. If visualization was part of the equation to manifestation than repetition and its infinite multiplying effectwould too be an important function to the equation of manifestation.
And so like the greats before him, he too would put in the hours of practice.

Inspired by Grandmaster Codner



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About The Writer

I've spent close to 10 years working with some of London's most extreme young offenders. Working with them tirelessly in trying to create real opportunities for them, while trying to bring stability to the chaos that can be their world at times. I don't even call this work, as this is something I love doing, and thankfully my passion for it has helped many of these young people into much brighter circumstances.
If you'd like for me to give a talk to your class in regards to the issues that surround these young people or require consultancy for dealing with these young people then please feel free to get in contact.

You can also buy my ebook Jerry for just 99p which gives an in-depth and thought provoking look into the chaos that can surround the lives of some young offenders please click here. Or to support my 4TY project where we work creatively with these young people using music please click here

Much Appreciations

David Anglin

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Speaking Presentations

UCL University Of London - Institute Of Education February 2019

Course entitled Criminal Journeys: The Individual and the Environment run by Prof Jane Hurry and Dr David Maguire. I Gave an in depth talk to students on the issues surrounding young people involved in crime.

Publications In Media 

Made In Shoreditch Magazine 2018



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