Inadvertently, or: All so innocent

A sijo unwittingly fascinating endless stories each teasing my mind flirtatiously quite inadvertently, of course learned to always keep my guard up though it's all so innocent 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #3 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'guard' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of… Continue reading Inadvertently, or: All so innocent

Seven pairs of eyes

The evil queen, certain the dwarves were away, mining on the other side of the mountain, passed the towering woodpile on her way to the door. Seven pairs of eyes watched from behind the logs, flummoxed that she would be so brazen. Photography by Kristine Wayman This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:… Continue reading Seven pairs of eyes

Poems, poems, poems, or:

EPIGRAPH: In the end, we'll all become stories.-Margaret Atwood (b. 1939) my every verse my every line my every word: death is only the beginning of countless stories; life, reality's only limitation, albeit a foggy one, but death, a veritable wellspring of stories to tell around the table impart to our children to fool ourselves… Continue reading Poems, poems, poems, or:

Tell me, or: Take me

An abhanga EPIGRAPH: The most powerful words in English are 'Tell me a story,' words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself. -Pat Conroy (1945 โ€“ 2016) Please ~ tell me your story of… Continue reading Tell me, or: Take me