ReadWriteWord, totally optional prompts

long night, short candle

totally optional prompts this week: tardiness
read write word no 16

blank bloodless barren page
silent notably vacant surface
disturbed author decidedly indecisive
his hesitating hand
eager to carve an explanation

waiting willful words
excrete his priceless discourse
liquified and weakened
no longer able to impart

suffer the scorching torment
his feverish head soon drifted
into a soft pillow sleep

destiny on guard
relentless reckoning
the fence of time elapsed
misplaced the encounter collapsed

ReadWritePoem, ReadWriteWord

small talk

Read Write Poem, ReadWrite Wordie No 11
photo: Take a seat, Zoubys, flickr

unravel the echoed holler
raging storm forgotten
percolating ooze of
drool and dust

electric wind jettison
wild tigress thunder
front door rattles reckless

curiosity curls and coils
correct the core of concern
satellite servant arrives

midnight gleaning symphony
numeric cosmic counting
soothes flowering daffodil dementia

rocking chair release
shifting and stirring
something gazes back at me

ReadWriteWord, tritina

sweeten soothe

Read Write Word #9; and totally optional prompts: repetition, poetry form. attempted the tritina, which is much, much easier than the sestina, blue breeze i attempted a few poems back
photo: durango, colorado, elatawiec62, flickr

duplicate liquid loose locomotive
impersonate steam-filled mirror
rails and rails rumbling rocky

unyielding sleek rugged rocky
steady sings lucid locomotive
nomadic migratory mountain mirror

perched upon a parked mirror
recognize relentless rocky
longing love luminating locomotive

locomotive mirrors a rocky reflection

ReadWriteWord, short story

range of view


The Clarity of Night Short Fiction Contest; ReadWriteWord No. 7
photo: Ascension, Jason Evans

it was quick, it was quiet, it was fast; a blue view of small proportions…. gaze inside a day when the sun shines a bright blue blessing of clear skies and the ease of breathing is all but forgotten.

fixed on the soft buzz of an upward motion the hem of his slightly frayed blue jeans wrapped around my imagination and so began the baffling alchemy of apteral aeronautics once again pulling the strings of a sleepy distracted life.

sensing a draw between yes and no the arousing sound of crimson fire and gritty dust stung my watery eyes creating a revolving revolution amidst the stomping of unified feet. powerless to refuse the motion of forward my numb bare feet shuffled to the plaintive chant echoed in the ancient ritual of fire. attending to the tribal embrace the bombardment of countless voices revealed hidden stories in a mesh of rattling shells drenching the crowded air.

entangled unaware the sounds and heat faded and the gentle blue bump of reaching the top compelled my eyes to see the next footprint required to keep from slipping.