Beyond the Drapes

I oft’  deny a few more precious winks, To rise from down-soft sleeping place, sublime. Beyond the heavy drapes, as night moon sinks, The light is changing with each tick of time. Feeling blindly, camera case inclined and leaning close aside the rattan chair, Tiptoe on carpet in the dark, resigned to leave the flip-flops […]

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Homeward Bound

The moment arrives, Time to satisfy the beast within. Boardwalk planks remind me; I’m shoeless! Thrust into this moment, I pause, Gasping, I see only beauty ahead: Symmetry! Simplicity! Serenity! I’m homeward bound. .

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‘Stats’ of Time

⚾️⚾️⚾️ The first time I saw him, nine years ago, he slid in the sure grasp of the nurse, as she penned his ‘stats’ on the blue score card. I blinked. He slid home. ‘Stats’: One hit, one run. ⚾️⚾️⚾️ This week’s a Trifecta a Challenge, asks for a 33-word completion of the following snippet: […]

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His Magic Touch

The 33-word piece that follows, is a parody of Rudolph’s rondo, and a true story, relating my confusion over my tree lights.    I had deliberately switched off the lights of our beautifully trimmed Christmas tree, and was on my way up to bed, when I realized that, inexplicably, the lights were ON.   As I […]

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Execution Day

  This was written in response to the Trifextra Challenge: In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” Give us the next thirty-three words of this story, as you imagine it. Take it wherever you like, but make it original and make […]

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Beasties ‘Tween The Slats

Picnic benches ‘Fall’ dormant, Tiny termite beasties nestle warm, ‘Tween redwood slats. Munching mulch aplenty, Awaiting, anticipating Wicked over-wintering. Unseen by humans far below, Cleaving ‘neath thermal wraps, ‘Round lakeside fire-pits. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want […]

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Light in Our Window

I keep it burning, day and night I keep it burning warm and bright It flickers now and then, but still Its flame will not be doused until You come home to me. The seasons change, the leaves turn gold, The summer’s gone, and nights grow cold. Soon winter’s white will cloak the yard, Soon […]

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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!

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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).

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Silent Danger

Stench invades our senses, Macerating mucous membranes, Rodents release their refuse into once crystal clear waters, producing putrid pools; Disease incubators disseminating deadly, dire moldy maladies. No safe harbor! No respite! Sandy’s aftermath! This was written in response to the Trifecta weekend prompt: As you know, Trifecta has a history of dedicating the entire month […]

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Helpless

Big Bully ‘Innately nasty’, ‘Blindly narcissistic’ ‘Button pushing’, ‘Target terrorizing’, ‘Fear inspiring’ Epitome of Evil, ‘Kick ass’; ‘Scaredy ass’, ‘Victor’s victim’ ‘Nemesis avoiding’, ‘Darkness dreading’, ‘Whisper whimpering’  ‘Deliberately diminutive’, ‘Protectively passive’ Isolated Innocent *** I admittedly took a few liberties with the Diamanté form, in order to get to thirty three words. As the reader probably […]

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