Stardust and Energy Alone – finally on YouTube

I read another short story on YouTube. It’s an old one that I wrote and posted here in 2017.

It’s kind of sad, so if you’re depressed, please don’t listen to it until you’re feeling way better. Which will be soon, I hope.

It’s called, Stardust and Energy Alone.


I’m thinking from now on I should focus only on the stories, not the video clips.

Stringing together video clips that follow a story to any vague degree is a time-consuming, tedious process that probably distracts the viewers from visualizing the story in their minds, the Earth’s high-tech simulators.

I may eventually take drone videos of local rivers and use those for background on YouTube. I’ve got a cheap learner-drone coming in the mail, so we’ll see. Hope it works out because I need more natural vitamin D3. Actually, I think there’s more health-related energy coming from sunshine than just the D3 conversion — assuming a person doesn’t over-do it and age their skin or worse.

I’m not sure if YouTube viewers would want the words scrolling across the video as I read. I could start doing that, I guess.

Any thoughts?

Tanks, pal,


Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

6 thoughts on “Stardust and Energy Alone – finally on YouTube

  1. Making a video like that really is time-consuming. I don’t usually click on videos and prefer reading. I think most people are the same way–I heard this time and time again when I was reading Yahoo comments. Scrolling text would only draw in the few who do click on videos but don’t want to turn the volume up.

    • I think you’re right. Most people reading a blog don’t watch the videos. And most people watching YouTube videos are there for something other than a short story. There is a YouTube niche for children’s stories that I’m aware of, but I think it’s small. My motivation for posting video readings there is simply the fact that, at least so far, they’ve tended to draw more attention than they do here on my blog, at least in terms of raw numbers, not in “likes.” I’m wondering if my regular nonfiction blog posts would do OK as readings on YouTube (with minimal video). I might give that a try, too. Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge! 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Sensitive and sad, as you warned us.
    I’ve also watched the youtube video, and your voice is also adding to the narrative.

    That would be a really nice addition, to provide your videos with drone images; only, hope there’ll be very sunny, happy images too (D3 ;)).

    • Thank you for your guidance. I almost always write positive endings, but this one kept going from bad to worse as things progressed. It was seat-of-the-pants writing, and I was in tears by the ending. I hesitated to post it and make others suffer. My mother, though, used to say that she loved reading sad novels when she was young. “I would just cry and cry and cry,” she said. “I enjoyed it so much.” I’m not sure I get that. I’ve read that in the UK there’s a dominance of sad endings for novels. I think novelists there call it, “the British disease.” It’s a big world, I guess. Glad I’m in it! 🙂

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