Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Inside The Ink
(poetry or flash fiction with Magaly)
This week, I invite you to take a quote from the last book you read, and turn it into a new three-stanza poem or a very short story (of 313 words or fewer). Dance with the quote, laugh with it… cry with it—make us feel what the words made you feel. Please share the book quote and title.
From: The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Quote used: “You know you’re not that interesting anyway.”
He moves forward one step,
she back up two steps.
Puzzled, he wonders what happened.
She wonders how she kept
allowing him inside, like a stray pet.
He has no web for her to get trapped in.
Her inner broom has swept
him away; he is feeling inept
for the first time. Goodbye welcome wagon.