The Choice

November 30, 2017, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes self-care. Does the character need it? What does the character do? Think about how you can use this action to deepen a character or move a story. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by December 7, 2017, […]

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Spice – The Tiny Dog Who Stole Our Hearts

Spice, Colorado 2017 It is with sad and heavy hearts Ron, and I must share that our beloved Spice left this world Wednesday night. Spice was Ron’s dog mainly, and along with her sister, Sugar, nursed Ron through bladder and prostate cancer. She was loyal and loving and will live in our hearts forever. Our […]

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A Mother’s Day Lament

A secret has been mine forever to keep In a deep dark void a place of no sleep, I bury the longing for my mother’s love She left me quite early and ascended above. *** I stumbled through life without her touch Wondering and yearning if I resembled her face, Hoping and wishing she’d help […]

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #48 Inspire & Loss

  Ron, from Ronovan Writes, gives us the words: Inspire and loss to work with this week for our Haiku challenge! Inspired by the sun – summer storms with a fury, defeating the heat. The heat and humidity are cloying now in Pensacola, Florida. It will feel like well over 100 degrees F. by this […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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