My Poem “Cervantes’ Straw” is online at YourDailyPoem.com – September 14, 2020

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Once again, I’m pleased to announce that my poem Cervantes’ Straw is now online at YourDailyPoem.com .

Hot off the Presses: Cartoons Honoring the Slain Cartoonists of Charlie Hedbo

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World Cartoonists: Je Suis Charlie (Photos) Please click here to view these amazing cartoons depicting the recent events in France and images of the pen vs. terrorism.* From The Daily Beast by Nina Strochlic As news spread that 12 people, … Continue reading

To You, My Love, To You: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt. This week it is: TIME                     To You, My Love, To You Midnight is a long way off, and I’m still not sure … Continue reading

Voting is Really About My Father

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                                The first time I voted was 1968. I had just started college, the Vietnam War loomed large, flower power was blossoming, and the world … Continue reading

McGovern

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                MCGOVERN George died today. He was proper. He stood for something. He was passionate; he was compassionate. He was right; he was courageous. He was human. God rest his soul. May his … Continue reading

The Dreaming Place: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Flawed Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                             The Dreaming Place … Continue reading

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N’awlins Is One Hell of a Place: Picture It and Write

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Picture it and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. Or, it can be a poem Anyone who wants to join in is welcome. the picture prompt for this week is below:       … Continue reading

Hi, My Friend, It’s Good to See You Here Again: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Memories Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                     Hi, My Friend, It’s Good to See … Continue reading

The Round of Seven – Julia’s Place 100WCGU “… would seven prove to be too much? …..”

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From Julia’s Place: What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: … Continue reading

Who Was That Masked Man? : Julia’s Place 100WCGU “…together the flames…”

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From Julia’s Place: What is 100WCGU?     Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece.   This … Continue reading

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: Friday Fictioneers, Part 2

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Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.   I couldn’t resist this second turn … Continue reading

Dear Hanging Shoes: kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt

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kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt…  Monday, July 16, 2012    Reason 2 Rhyme – “Letter to the Landscape” This week’s prompt is: Write a letter to a landscape or scene you pass through today (or often). For example, “Dear Williamsburg Bridge,…” Dear … Continue reading

This Day in History – Reason2Rhyme Poetry Prompt

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The following is reprinted from an email to me today from Ms. Karen Nelson: “This Day in History” Featured Poet – Randy Mazie Congratulations to Randy Mazie!  He was the drawing winner this week for the “This Day in History” poetry … Continue reading

Friday Fictioneer: Lucy and Ricky Take a Vacation

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below.Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more. “Outside Pecos” Photo by Amanda Gray … Continue reading

When He was Born… (kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt Reason 2 Rhyme – “This Day In History…”)

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Monday, July 2, 2012 Poetry Prompt… from kbnelson’s Reason 2 Rhyme – “This Day In History…” Select one particular day in history (the world’s or your personal experience) and write a poem contrasting the same day in the present. When … Continue reading

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget… (Part 3)

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Mr. Gambino was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher, please click here to catch … Continue reading

Oh Yay, I think I Got It

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I enjoyed reading “More Impermanence at the Eat My Haiku word press web site. Please visit. Mike wrote: oh yay, I think I finally got it. Oh no, it’s gone again. My response: I think I understood it. then I … Continue reading

A Mother’s Love

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a parent’s deep concern, a worrying, an ingrained fear; a mother’s breath, held back, waiting… random awakenings, listening, checking, straining to hear that cough, that fever to break. Your mother, your mother’s day, your loves? Mother’s Din With the last … Continue reading

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget…

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Read about Gambino – and then write about your school teacher experiences. The Stage Struck English Teacher        by Randy Mazie Mr. Gambino was our pock-marked 8th grade frustrated … Continue reading

May 8, 1924… Dad

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Today would have been my dad’s 88th birthday. He died a few months ago. From Alzheimer’s. Some of you might think it just old age – it was not. It was the slow thieving by a disease from a man … Continue reading