Throwback Thursday #24–The Wizard’s Bride

I was flipping through an old notebook of mine yesterday and came across this bit of story, which I thought I would share for Throwback Thursday. This was written on the 27th of March 2011. Once upon a time, there was a wizard who fell in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich family…

Into the Snow #whatpegmansaw

Prompt: https://whatpegmansaw.com/blog/ 100 words (I forgot that I could write up to 150 words) The force sucked Andrew through the circle of blue fire and into deep snow. He landed face-first. “Ppptthb!” he gasped, staggering to his feet and brushing snow off his cotton pajamas. Why hadn’t he worn something warmer to bed? And then…

Quadrille #2

Photo by Fancycrave.com from Pexels I wrote this without much thought this afternoon, in a busy coffee shop, accompanied by a lovely beer. https://dversepoets.com/2019/03/11/quadrille-75-spike-up-a-poem/ Quadrille Her needle navigates the weft Of fabric, torn; Her eyes traverse the heft Of tragedies in minute forms: A shattered vase, The eyes gouged from a faceless face Thrown on the pile of…

Throwback Thursday #21

Today’s Throwback Thursday story is one I posted here a year ago, soon after I started this blog. *** Before I dive into today’s story, I want to share a recent revelation. I’m not sure how exactly to describe it, but I’ll do my best. When I was younger, I couldn’t write anything without feeling frustrated. I…

Throwback Thursday #20

Time to share another archived piece for Throwback Thursday! (And yes, I know this is Saturday, but I’m catching up.) I wrote this one just over a year ago for Friday Fictioneers. It was pretty fun to write, and definitely a challenge to keep the word count so minimal! The Source of the Legend Friday…

Throwback Thursday #19

I just now realized that it’s been two months since I posted here. A lot has happened in the intervening time–I have a nice new job, for one thing–but my focus tonight is to get back into blogging. I miss blogging. It’s a good, no, great way for me to write daily and to learn…

Throwback Thursday #18

Here’s a poem I wrote about five years ago. At the time I had an assignment to write for a class, and had absolutely no inspiration. No inspiration for anything I thought was good, anyway. I penned the following poem in the midst of my frustration that night. *** The Page’s Epitaph This paper waits;…

Throwback Thursday #17

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday post in a while… Here’s a poem I wrote in the fall of 2013, in the style of Emily Dickinson. *** I much prefer my dish of death Straightforward on the plate— Overt and undisguised, for here No masquerades are played—   I much prefer it clear and cold,…