Tag: #amwriting

The longest drumroll

… waiting to see it in print. (and fun with photoshop)

Toothless in a Fur Coat

Hardly Saddler’s rolled up his wagon, pitched a tent and started up his Medicine Show. He told us about his elixirs and about how, if we bought them, they could treat most of our ailments. If he had an elixir for meanness, I would…

More than Nostalgia

The wonderful thing about writing down memories is keeping them. Because later, like me, you will find those written words. I wrote this 26 years ago when my son was two years old: As grown-ups, we have learned much about life. But we learn…

Awareness

Day One: It poured on my parade of glee a deluge in my eyes the incidence, no coincidence Lost days, a sad demise. Day Two: Once again the morning comes the sun makes its reprise I leap in joy ’till learnt the ploy in…

She “took a knee” and …

I once knew a girl named Strict Janet the Moonshine Still, she ran it one sip of her “tea” at once took a knee and she kicked me off the “free” planet Dammit!   Planet– Daily Word Prompt photo credit  

First Drafts

When you have to search beneath the layers to find a good story idea  … Art by CD-W Weekly photo prompt: Layered

Yet She Rose

  She believed in something greater no concern for self or rules nothing would abate her as she fought for open schools. She spoke of female rights, opportunities, a claim for education she would fight but then, they learned her name.   On a…

I Much Prefer the Elephant

  To think another irrelevant are thoughts from someone arrogant slow in their development lacking in their etiquette don’t let them set a precedent of how others should be treated. I much prefer the elephant obviously more intelligent and not nearly as conceited!  …

Stone Decisions

  Find the stones of memories along the creek’s sloped reed Stack them in a Babel tower for communication’s need? Or place them in protected pouch away from murky pond And carry them with lightness, grace, and lovingly beyond.     photo credit and…

Internal Lies

  Why, the mighty serpent, lay coiled beneath the sea? Malicious, angry, frightened of an aimless destiny.   That breath of ire, that binding twist all internal lies The whip of tongue, the slash of swords – veiled in mocked disguise.   How then,…