The Carrier

The Carrier

Tonight at the dVerse Poets Pub, we are celebrating the color Red. Sarahsouthwest is our host tonight. Yeah. Red. Red reminds me of you. That careless blur of candy-slut-red lipstick that tainted your white-on-white shirt. I got rid of the stain — but you failed to get rid of its carrier.   Crimson Red. Like [...]

A Star

A Star

It's Quadrille Monday over at the dVerse Poets Pub! Our writing prompt is Magic. Exactly 44 words. A roomful of people or even a nightclub when you looked at me and grinned that crooked grin Poof! the world disappeared. Just you and me. Sometimes that magic still happens when I gaze at the midnight sky and [...]

The Drug

The Drug

For the dVerse Prosery prompt, we write prose that includes a line from a poem. This line is given in the prompt—you do not choose it. Our Prosery piece must not exceed 144 words. I don’t know why I was surprised every time love started or ended. I use the same MO every time; they [...]

Kerwyn Argyle

Kerwyn Argyle

The wind howled outside his hovel as Kerwyn Argyle ladled the last of the pungent stew into his bowl. It was going bad, but the thick glop warmed his innards nicely that December evening. It was a thankless job, being the cemetery's caretaker, but Kerwyn didn't mind it. In fact, he took pride in his occupation, as did his father [...]

A Moonlit Night

A Moonlit Night

This week over at the Friday Fictioneers blog, Rochelle has given us the above photo by Ceayr as a writing prompt. 100 words. "So, that's where it happened." Madeleine explained and nodded toward the fountain. "How romantic!" Dalia smiled.  "Yeah, I suppose." Madeleine gripped her walker and looked away. "You suppose? Tell me, was it [...]

The Rain

The Rain

This week at Song Lyric Sunday, Jim has given us the prompt of listen/hear/talk/speak. I've chosen Rhythm of the Rain, by The Cascades from 1963.   Song Facts: This was written by The Cascades lead singer John Gummoe, who told us the story in October 2008: "I wrote 'Rhythm of the Rain' over a period [...]