Category Archives: daily prompt

Vice and Virtue

I am greedy for your charity. I lust after your chastity. While some may call me slothful, I prefer “procrastinatory.” I admit I’m green with envy at your temperate humility. and yet I take great pride in times my wrath … Continue reading

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that voice

Like an itch in my psyche, your insults taunt me. In truth, am I that abhorrent? Niggling accusations, crippling judgments, peripheral flashes of forgotten shame… That and more, you say. We’ve only scratched the surface. I really hate the sound … Continue reading

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Off the Wall

Forty scientists and engineers and computer programmers toil each year, a million bucks per annum spent, a decade now, with price so dear. Another study of fifty years, such value held in answers sought, in labs where winged subjects die, … Continue reading

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Cruel Moon

“The moon is merciless,” she writes. Cruel and scathing, she tells us. Is this the same moon under which lovers swoon? The same moon toward which canids tilt sharp-muzzled heads and sing ballads torn from the depths of ancient heritage? … Continue reading

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Rough Draft

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 28:  “Draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard.”  Okay, maybe I took it a little too literal 🙂

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In the Stars

I am Capricorn, the sign of the goat. Stubborn, hairy, smells bad? Not very auspicious. Born in the Year of the Rat. Twitchy, gnawing, no sense of fine cuisine? My tarot card is The Devil. Need I say more about … Continue reading

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Count Down

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 26: “write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and … Continue reading

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