Hugging the surface

“Conversations With Walls” - Photo by Josh S. Rose, 2017 Pessimistic, Jared recalled the astronomical (but not unusual) entry fee for the Architectural Association's professional networking event. Hugging the surface of his building, he whispered a confession: "I prefer cement to people anyway." This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday… Continue reading Hugging the surface

Just a shell, or: The sea

'Useless! Useless!' ~ a haiku by Jack Kerouac Useless! Useless! —heavy rain driving into the sea A 'Golden Shovel' of 'Useless! Useless!' It's- useless I'm just- useless Mind so damnably heavy Thoughts washed away in a rain Of devastating doubts driving Me directly downwards into The darkest depths of the Wintry wordless sea 'Golden Shovel'?… Continue reading Just a shell, or: The sea

Trivialities, really, or: Futile rage

Poetry Partners #170 'Snow', a poem by Kiri Salazar of 'TheDustSeason' Snow, as heavy as death, How you break the frail back. Shoveling is a gladiator sport, and Winter is the lion which slays you. Roar the oncoming horde of flakes. Sodden mittens clench the staff, A blade against an unrelenting foe. Blisters in anticipation.… Continue reading Trivialities, really, or: Futile rage

I don’t know, or: Try not to

Poetry Partners #167 'I don't know', a poem by Marvin Tordillos of 'A Poem A Day' I don't know I can't sleep I don't know I keep waking up I don't know why I am so distressed I don't know but I'm awake right now I don't know but my mind's a mess I don't… Continue reading I don’t know, or: Try not to

A sealed memory

Lillian nearly completed her circuit around the tiny shop when a shiny moka pot with a discount sticker caught her eye. Oddly, it reminded her of a similar, hazy construct from her dream the night before. At least… maybe it had been a dream? The image in her mind's eye felt mysteriously important, like the… Continue reading A sealed memory

A burst of defiance

Photo credit: Soap&Skin Sighing, Conley descended the exotic staircase to verify the prodigious piano instructor's frantic account. Lucille made her apathy towards the drudgery of her lessons known at every opportunity… and wasn't above climbing atop her instrument in a burst of defiance. This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday… Continue reading A burst of defiance

REBLOG: ‘Dyslexia’ by Molly Shea

Poem: Little girl lost in a crowded classroom Trying to make sense of words on a page Frustrated beyond patience, she starts to fume Nothing makes sense when she looks at the words She tosses her pencil in a childish rage The punishment and embarrassment make her quiet She doesn’t demand, and she doesn’t pretend… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Dyslexia’ by Molly Shea

So, or: Just sew-sew

Poetry Partners #158 'Story Knitting', a poem by L. M. Montes of 'Write Time and Again' Sew by weaving words, knitting character, plot, and structure within the fabric of emotions, habits, conflict, bringing sparkle, glitz, pizzazz, warming readers, striking souls, with words aplenty of stories told. Write Time and Again: A shadorma by ben… Continue reading So, or: Just sew-sew