The Special Friend

The Special Friend

It's the Lucky Dip over at the MindloveMisery's Menagerie Blog!  Today our mission is to craft a Monotetra. Monotetra The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra [...]

Floor #13

Floor #13

It is First Line Friday at the Mindlovemisery's Menagerie blog. Today's first line is The elevator stopped on the thirteenth floor with a lurch.  The elevator stopped on the thirteenth floor with a lurch. This was nothing new, actually, since the old elevator gave a jostling lurch on every floor at which it stopped. Anyway, the doors [...]

The Newest One

The Newest One

Today at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie, our writing prompt is to use the following sentence in a story or poem: The flowers were blooming, and the bees kissed them every now and then. "It was a beautiful spring day. Birds were singing —" "What kind 'o birds?" Jimmy interrupted. Well, I would imagine there were robins, sparrows, [...]

Ticket to Paradise

Today's writing prompt over at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie is Train Ticket. Geoffrey was late for everything, so it was no surprise that he missed the last train to Paradise, PA. The next one was scheduled for 9:00 pm that night. “But that’s three hourrrrrs from now…” Geoffrey whined to the ticket person—Sybil, according to her name [...]