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, [...]

On the Rocks

Today at the dVerse Poets pub it's Sestina time! This complex form contains six stanzas, each with six lines and concludes with a three line envoi. The pattern of the form is as follows: 1. A,B,C,D,E,F 2. F,A,E,B,D,C 3. C,F,D,A,B,E 4. E,C,B,F,A,D 5. D,E,A,C,F,B 6. B,D,F, E,C,A 7. BE, DC, FA (The envoi of three [...]