Category Archives: humor

NaPoWriMo Countdown

Tap tap… “Is this thing on?” I am answered with the squeal of feedback from my microphone. Squinting through the bright spotlight, I see vague outlines of a few forms in the audience. I hear the shuffling of feet, some … Continue reading

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First Thoughts #1: Sarasponda

Sarasponda, sarasponda, Sarasponda ret set set Sarasponda, sarasponda, Sarasponda ret set set. A doray-oh, A doray boomday-oh A doray-boomday ret set set Ah-say pah-say oh. Remember the Sarasponda song? Apparently, I do. I learned it forty years ago when I … Continue reading

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Temperatures Rising

  I arose when the sun rose. As the temperature rose, my rose blossoms opened. My expectations rose about winning a blue ribbon at the county fair. Perhaps I would only win a rose-colored ribbon. That would get a rise … Continue reading

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Jackals in the Key of C-Sharp Major

Day 21 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt: write a poem that incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic. I’ve been told before that I … Continue reading

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Droplets

Rain drops, water falls. Sometimes it gets sloshed and spills. Clumsy H2O.

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Things People Say

Day Nine of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is inspired by the work of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. In it she recorded daily … Continue reading

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What Just Happened?

Day Two of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt: Write a poem that resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends. End with … Continue reading

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