Author Archives: The Abject Muse

Your Space

It’s Quatrain Monday at the dVerse Poets Pub! The writing prompt is “Kiss.” What would it be like, I wonder, to count the gold flecks in your hazel eyes and smell the fabric softener of your shirt, to be in your space. Utter perfection! if we (just for a moment) were close enough to kiss […]
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Warm Honey

Today at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, the writing prompt is sensation. It’s a slow warm honey tingle spiraling up then down like lava lamp bubbles, an aching quiver— gently surging swelling and then you touch me…

Change of Life

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 9 February 2019! This week we are diving into the depths of PERSONIFICATION. Our challenge is all about the use of personification in our writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose. Our statement using, personification […]
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Night of Firefly

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the Tan Renga Challenge is a Hineri (with a twist) challenge and that means you have to create a Tan Renga and two other stanza, so you have to create not only the second stanza of two lines, but also a third stanza (three lines) and a fourth stanza […]
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2nd Grade & Why I’m Not Catholic

It’s open link night at dVerse! The piece below recounts the actual events of a day at St. James Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. 1966, or so.   I flunked a phonics test and Sister Eleanor is scowling like Satan: goose-stepping back and forth, spitting “God Hates You Brats.” She doesn’t know that God likes […]
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