This time when he proposed, the answer was, “No.” No wedding, house in the suburbs, no little girl with dark, curly hair. And so, my homeless soul hovered elsewhere and embodied somebody else.
This week’s writing prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 Challenge are cat, cards, and café. In exactly 13 words. When “Go Fish!” is suggested, the Cat Café’s patrons forget about playing cards.
This week’s prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge are, troll, sea floor, and mirror. In exactly 52 words: ** Melvin is a merman fraught with angst. His parents’ irresponsible and haphazard interspecies coupling left him with a laundry list of psychological disorders to navigate: “Mirror, mirror on the sea floor, what am I […]
Dear Susan, I’d have written sooner, but wouldn’t have known what the hell I was talking about. Sorry. I wish you could have read this when it would have done you some good. Given the fact that I knew none of this then, it would’ve been impossible. Plus, knowing you, you wouldn’t have listened anyway. First, […]
The first time we kissed, Crimson & Clover was playing on the radio. From then on, it was officially ‘our song.’ One month and eleven days later, Jimmy left for Vietnam. I wrote to him every day and he wrote as often as he could. In our letters, we planned our wedding and even named our kids. […]
This week’s word prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge are: a) screaming child b) Loch Ness c) empty soda can In exactly 39 words. Mrs. Ness had tried everything to quiet her screaming progeny. Usually shoving an empty soda can in Lochie’s ear did the trick, but not today. It was one of those […]
Your lips move In sync with your hands, giving a voice to the words that live in your heart. You write them on the air (in permanent, invisible ink) and my heart can hear ~ So clearly ~ What my ears cannot. The Daily Post
There was pregnant pause fit for an ellipsis at the Plath Institute for the Punctuationally Perplexed. Apostrophes dangled in mid-air—like modifiers—pondering their functions. Were they in for possession, or did their presence suggest a multitude of charges? Commas found themselves scattered, unsure of where to go and how many of them were necessary. Meanwhile, the semi-colons, colons and em-dashes jockeyed for position in the […]