Start with a pen and paper

Ink to pour out thoughts and dreams

Set your pen to the paper

Bleeding inky dreams

Listen for the sound of pen scratching paper

As you mix in days sitting alone

Just writing

Until fingers bleed

With the pain of words

Released for the world to see

Stir in a dash of creativity

Mix in a pinch of eloquence

Blend together

Pour in dragons, magic, adventure, princesses to be rescued

Knead the dough

Put it in the oven

And for all that hard work

What you have

Is a story