Instructions for Traveling to the Other Side (NaPoWriMo)

Photo by Sammie Vasquez on Unsplash. My first poem for NaPoWriMo. The italicized line is taken from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 66, which can be read here.   First, the breathing, Slow in and out, Trimmed to the heartbeat’s metronome, The traffic of the body Transformed into the momentum of glaciers. Tired with all these, from these would I be…

Quadrille #3

Photo by Vedad Colic from Pexels Written in response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge here.   Awake in darkness, I Cannot close the gates The moon has unlocked within. Swathed against the cold, I can only open up the world And let the thought-creatures forth. A paper landscape welcomes them, The footsteps of the mind, Trailing into…

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…

Throwback Thursday #22

I often feel the need to write about the topic of the unpredictable imagination. My brain often surprises and even alarms me with the things it pulls out of itself, and it can be helpful to process my reaction through blogging about it. Today’s Throwback Thursday post, written about a year ago, is an example….

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…