The Red Sweater

A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. The man begins to cry. Write this scene. Today’s twist: write the scene from three different points of view: from the perspective of the man, … Continue reading The Red Sweater

The Leaving

The north wind blows the snow in swirling luminous eddies.Biting cold seeps into the woman’s fruitless body prostrate on the ground.Sparkling snow, deep in some places, barren in others, fans over her splayed-out chestnut hair.Spiky golden stalks of grass rubbing in the wind,Scratching, scratching in the snow.~ ~ ~What could end the promise of another … Continue reading The Leaving

A Flickering Flame

  The flame flickers in the breeze from the open window Raindrops spit against the glass. Falling, rhythmic, keeping time Wet spatters slide rivulets filling the ocean of my heart. The flame sputters, stutters, goes out. Love and longing searching for a remedy. Air so heavy you cannot breathe Gasping, panting, breathless - The steady … Continue reading A Flickering Flame