[Fun day with Writer's Block last Sunday! This was an ekphrastic exercise, my favorite timed prompt. Here's what I produced in the 15 minute time frame.] Concept: Observe one of the featured paintings on the Community Cafe wall, and write in response. He bought me this bunny. He bought me this bunny because when we … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Dirty Bunny
UPDATED 05.19.14: Here's my reaction to Sandy Henry's challenge...enjoy! The air is thin where you areand yetI gasp for airgrasp at stonesclimb higher ever higherto wheezein a forever moment. Youaloft in Prakritilaughing with your fellow demigodsand yet Ican see you therewhich means I can be there too. But how? But how?The climb up Babelhas left me dizzymy heartlub … Continue reading Up For A Challenge?
[Writing Prompt: Revisit a famous book title, time = 30 minutes] NOTE: I actually got choked up writing this. Dayumn. The tea shop seemed the ideal place to have Brian meet me. After all, it's where he was Skyping me from all afternoon two weeks ago. I sat, legs pressed together tightly, with two chai teas, one for … Continue reading A Tale of Two Brians
Police knock at the front door. The lock is picked. “Sheriff's Office!” I scurry to the bathroom and press into the far left corner. If he opens fire, I'll be out of range. This will be Eviction Number Four, in the two years I've lived here. The first eviction seemed legitimate. A couple, young, brash, … Continue reading Eviction Number Four
[Writing prompt courtesy of textsfromlastnight.com; time = 15 minutes] The number of times I've puked in the Walgreens bathroom is becoming way too much for my pride. Whatever's left of it anyways. That girl ripped my balls off with volition, sprinkled with determination. My fault, really. The drinking is, well, a problem. The intersection of … Continue reading ‘The number of times I’ve puked in the Walgreens bathroom is becoming way too much for my pride.’