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#FF — Corrugated Pain

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Corrugated pain She'd been confined in the spartan quarters for at least a month, maybe longer. The dark room offered nothing but time to think about what she'd done. Lying on the lifeless prison-grade mattress day after day, the only comfort came from light wiggling its way through the… Continue reading #FF — Corrugated Pain

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dVerse — Madness — Possessed

Mr. Jones tells about his childhood friend, a boy who lived with his mother, stepfather and brothers and sisters. The boy and his sibs never knew who would be chosen to “ride along” with stepfather, but they all knew what it meant. Years later, the boy, who is now a man, still lives at home… Continue reading dVerse — Madness — Possessed

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dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

"Just Before Dawn" stumbling through realms of red doubting sight of morning's orange buoyed by kindness' bright yellow moments of respite in fields of green a will of iron drowning in regret's blue return again to mists of indigo a traveler, searching through indigo crystal hums with songs of red you, love, lying on wet… Continue reading dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

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Giggling in the Rainforest

image link Annie had been anxious and fearful for as long as she could remember. She was sure that some of it had to do with her chaotic upbringing that included abuse and neglect. As Annie grew into teenhood, then young adulthood, it seemed the anxiety and fear had become ingrained as bad habits. The… Continue reading Giggling in the Rainforest

#OctPoWriMo2017 · 3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mental health · Word of the Day Challenge

Monochrome No More

"Canoe on the Lake," by Netta Everything in Mandy's house was green. The day she came across the raspberry sherbet-colored silkscreen print of the canoe, she was thrown into a tailspin. Should she go against her obsessive compulsion to have green everything and buy the print? Over the next two days, Mandy checked ebay six… Continue reading Monochrome No More

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#MLMM Photo Challenge #261 — Moonpills

Nekneeraj is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Photo Challenge.   Nekneeraj says: Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.  Alternatively, if you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.  You have 1 week to complete this challenge.  Please credit the artist! When you’re done, TAG the… Continue reading #MLMM Photo Challenge #261 — Moonpills

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Sunday Writing Prompt “The Vampire Charles Baudelaire” — Helleborus

Today, 5/2/19, I'm linking this poem to dVerse for OLN.   https://youtu.be/7b2VsXq2vx0 The Sunday Writing Prompt from Mindlovemisery Menagerie is to write poem, story, or create a work of art to the poem in the video.  I wrote this one today and it's a good fit for the prompt.  I will also include a collage… Continue reading Sunday Writing Prompt “The Vampire Charles Baudelaire” — Helleborus

3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mental health · PTSD · Story Starter Challenge · Word of the Day Challenge

Not a Fortunate Son

image link Fandango's FOWC is terse, the Word of the Day Challenge is fort, Paula's 3 Things Challenge Words are daffodil, swan, napalm , and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge phrase is “It’s a trick!” My Uncle Lonny served in VietNam and was injured when a plane accidentally sprayed napalm on friendly troops. One half of… Continue reading Not a Fortunate Son

dverse · mental health · poetry · Reena's Exploration Challenge · villanelle

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82 and dVerse Villanelle with Slant Rhymes — Black Hole

This poem is a villanelle with slanted rhymes that is being submitted to dVerse, as well as being part of Reena's challenge. Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenge.  Reena says: PROMPT I am not a fatalist. I’m not obsessed with darkness. Yet, a landmark development in astronomy this week inspires me to remain… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82 and dVerse Villanelle with Slant Rhymes — Black Hole

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dVerse — Cascade — Jones

image link Amaya is the host of dVerse today. Amaya says: Our prompt tonight asks you to incorporate the word “cascade”, or reflect on its metaphysical significance of a multi-level fall, or write a shape poem showing us a picture of a cascade. And, even though we’re not technically “Meeting the Bar” tonight with a… Continue reading dVerse — Cascade — Jones