This week’s prompt for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press is the word spell.
1. to read slowly and with difficulty
2. a spoken word or form of words held to have magic power
When her date demonstrated a remarkable fluency in flatulence, the spell was broken.
The prompt this week at 100wcgu is …EMERALD…
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I was thrilled—no, ecstatic—when I learned I was pregnant with you. Each day I fell in love with you a little more as this tiny life grew and stirred inside me.
I couldn’t wait for you to be born so I could finally meet you! Yet, I feared losing the special bond that only you and I could share.
I imagined what you’d look like with your father’s green eyes and my curly blonde hair, or perhaps my brown eyes and his black hair.
O, had you lived, my precious, precious angel, your name would be, “Emerald.”
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When loud words form on angry lips,
a child’s face prunes-up in temper tantrum mode,
or the 10:00 news reports
I mute the world.
Hearing aids allow one to create
This week’s prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press are the words orphan and inherent. Exactly 39 words.
Mom died the semester before I was to graduate
Somehow, she’d persuaded me to walk–so inherently proud of
my diploma came in the mail.
Three marriages; three divorces.
Countless boyfriends and one-night stands
but still no Mr. Right—
not even a
Mr. Close Enough.
two in prison
three unaccounted for;
one baby-bump and
a big, fat drug habit.
“Well done, my child. Well done!”