Worse than the disease

A d’Verse prosery prompt If you are a dreamer, come in, come in. That’s right, Dear, just hang your rainbow up over there on the moose and make yourself at home. I’ll be out in a jiffy; I’ve just put the aquarium on – would you fancy some beer or artichoke juice? Do you take… Continue reading Worse than the disease

Quiet place

A d’Verse prosery prompt Down the block from my city apartment, the mack was pimping underage girls. The street was getting to me; all the animals; whores, hustlers, thugs, junkies, sick, venal. War had been less filthy than this hell, but I tried to keep my food down. I had been losing weight. Only Iris… Continue reading Quiet place

Unearthly

A d’Verse prosery prompt “Yours is lighter than the breeze,” she rasped, “You couldn’t possibly understand, you blighter.” “My what?” the lad asked fearfully, but the crone continued speaking, her eyes and mouth twitching, as the child fought against his rusty shackles. “I’d just as well never have anything to do with you brats! Most… Continue reading Unearthly

Death on either side

A personal prosery prompt The narrow bridge swayed in the rain over the chasm, just as the old Mystic had described, but Hayim was determined. He visualized the elder’s wizened face. Death on either side, the Rabbi said. The way of life between was his only hope, but that would have to be enough. This… Continue reading Death on either side

A study in scarlet

A d’Verse prosery prompt Watson, you don’t still maintain that the Duchess is innocent? Haven’t we been inspecting the same evidence together? Her hospitality must have been a ruse from the very start. Come, let us examine this entry with discernment. Surely you must see it? Our culprit is clearly sinistral! Further, what do you… Continue reading A study in scarlet