Category Archive: Well-struck Notes

Silent Eloquence

Looking out over the expanse of neatly arranged chairs, that in a few hours will be teeming with concert-goers, the stark contrast is clear. This anticipatory lull is prelude to a great crescendo… Continue reading

An Engineer’s Journal: Orientation Day, 1963

Journal Entry: September 18, 1963 Today’s assembly was nerve-racking.  I got through the bookstore successfully, managing to get every book on the list, the K&E slide rule, drafting instruments and seven college-lined notebooks. … Continue reading

Silent Offerings

This piece was written for Week 33 of the Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge: write a story – Flash Fiction – of around 100-200 words based on the photo below: ( Each day, he’d bring… Continue reading

Happy Hippie-hugging Halloween!

Today is October 31, 2013. Today, I: …met a Ninja! …talked football with the Manning brothers! …kissed a witch and hugged a butterfly!. …bumped into several Minecraft characters and a few zombies! …gawked… Continue reading

Free Will

Written for Trifextra weekend challenge: This week we’re asking for 33 of your own words inspired by this classic song by The Rolling Stones. Good luck! NaBloPoMo October!

Dear Diary, 1944

This was written using Trifecta prompt “Zombie”( a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice ), and for NaBloMoPo October (crunching leaves).

Mr. Penny

Written in for NaBloPoMo October: Fall posted by BlogHer. Prompt for October 4- what is your favorite Halloween costume. He could hardly stand, the weight of his costume sitting atop his frail, ten… Continue reading

A Tribute to Turning Leaves

Written in for NaBloPoMo October: Fall posted by BlogHer. Prompt for October 1 – what is your favorite thing about Autumn? I love Autumn.  I love the falling leaves and resplendent colors; and… Continue reading

Triple Header

                          📓*📓*📓 Fifty years ago today My marble notebook, open lay:      Scribbled lessons,       Homework sessions,           Boyfriend doodles,                Girlfriend toodles. Atop each gray-lined leaf, A simple sign of… Continue reading

Why Opal Reflections? Bye, Bye, BCIJo!

The Sound of Silence (Vienna; May 7, 1824)

****************** Suddenly, I’ve stopped tumbling through time. Suddenly, I’m witness to his silent moment of triumph. Suddenly, I see, that he hears only through pulsing stringed vibrations and deafened, thundering applause. Suddenly, I… Continue reading

Villanelle*: Precious Progeny

👫👫👫👫👫 ************************************************* My Grandsons, three plus two, my ‘starting five’ they rampage, romp, and shoot at hoops with zest My ‘Sis’ has five Grand-girls, in pink they thrive. all prettied up, her girls… Continue reading

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