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Bare Room

Written for:  The Twiglets #44 – “a bare room” Even a bare room has remnants of scents–a whiff of cologne in the closet, a hint of orange floor polish on empty planks of wood. Even a bare room can jar … Continue reading

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Mock Courage

Written for:  The Twiglets #39 – “boneless courage” Made his bones. Went out with the guys to celebrate his newly won respect. He basked, boasted, toasted, strutted. Next morning cops found him lying in the gutter, every bone in his … Continue reading

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Hidden

Written for:  Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge – Day 24  Word:  Shadow He had no idea he was being shadowed by a detective. Rejected by a woman who discerned he was defective and dangerous–his psychopathic darkness having surfaced in daylight–he strangled her. … Continue reading

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Rage Unrestrained

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #276 Words:  drive, add, sit, spray, handle, mess, window, law, film, tray, pot, vent Broke the law, saw window, drove through it. No handle on rage. His venting  sprayed a mess of shattered  glass … Continue reading

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The Unskilled C.I.

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 5 For today’s prompt, write a wire poem. A wire poem could be about something that needs wires–like maybe a robot, TV, or automobile. But birds huddle on telephone wires, … Continue reading

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Another School

Written for:  Poetic Asides #370 – Write an evacuation poem. Today’s prompt is inspired by Hurricane Matthew churning through the Bahamas and toward the United States, but there are any number of reasons for people to evacuate. And myriad possible … Continue reading

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A Year In The Life Of America

Written for: Poetic Asides #365 – Write “a year in the life” poem. For today’s prompt, write a “year in the life” poem. It could be a poem about something that takes a year to happen, a summary of a … Continue reading

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Two-Timin’ Simon

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #261 words:  travel, charge, stretch, chip, bullet, slime, trust, sail, stay, stand, burn, crook You ain’t nothin’ but a slimy crook smooth-sailin’ around my cool waters. Well, I am not takin’ a bullet for … Continue reading

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Compartments of Intrigue

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Catching Up With Brian Miller, Part 1 In Quadrille stye, in 44 words exactly, write a poem or prose, with the word JOURNEY. (posted by Grace) A journey on the Orient Express with stops in … Continue reading

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Boiling Point

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #254 Words: sweep, shadow, swarm, boiling,paint, shimmering, fury, crow, ripple, park, rise, erupt Rippling, shimmering streets Come to boiling point in heat-swept Fury of afternoon sun, without Shadow of cloud in blue-painted Sky. Crows … Continue reading

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