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
About The Writer
In my day to day work, 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.
Publications In Media
Made In Shoreditch Magazine 2018
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
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.
No Knives Better Lives
Knife crime meeting held by Redbridge Youth Councillor Hannah Chowdhry please click here to view
Youth Violence Conference
Sat on a panel for City Gate's serious youth violence summit please click here
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea- Unison Fundraiser for Black History Month
Recited one of my short stories as part of the event please click here to view
In partnership with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture event, won a grant out of 160 applicants to put on an artistic event called Red Light Busking click here
My creative blog on fatherhood www.daddieslovetheirdaughters.com