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

Of Girls and Hair: The Other Great Depression —— Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image.

Free Will, Sin, and True Power

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I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief?

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Am I a staunch republican or an outrageous democrat? A tea partyer or just a partyer? Conservative, progressive, socialist, anarchist? Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief? This will sum up my politics whichever side you take.         … Continue reading

All Things in the Temple

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Never mess with sacred objects. The god’s are not to be toyed with. What happens in the temple, stays in the temple. A 50 word story…                           All … Continue reading

Many an Apple Fell: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. You have 100 words in order to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: (see this week’s prompt … Continue reading

The Rule of Three: Trifecta Challenge

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Trifecta Challenge: The Rule of Three is a writing principle that asserts that, in writing, groups of three have the most impact. This week’s challenge is to write 33 words using the Rule of Three somewhere among them. It is … Continue reading

One Can Miss Mountains by Todd Boss

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One of my favorite poems is by Todd Bass. I have reprinted his “One Can Miss Mountains” here from The New Yorker Magazine of May 8, 2008. It never ceases to move and amaze me. I love reading it out … Continue reading

The Catechismic Mirror – 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 Catechismic Mirror Mirror, mirror on the floor, Who is the … Continue reading

Comfort for God’s People

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This piece is inspired by Isaiah, Chapter 40. Interestingly, Isaiah comes from the wealthy, a royal family member who preaches fairness, compassion and hope. Who today, among the 1%, would stand with him? Where is the Shepherd? Where is the … Continue reading

Who will be the voice of the voiceless?

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Come…. tell us. Speak to us. Whisper words that will give us hope. We long for encouragement – and housing and food and education and shoes and medicine and glasses and jobs…. Who will be the voice of the voiceless? … Continue reading

There Is a Room Somewhere With God’s Head In It

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Where does God live? What does He really look like? What’s He really all about? What is His true nature? Here is my spin for today. Maybe only for this hour. Who knows? Check back again with me tomorrow. The … Continue reading

A Psalm of the Oppressed

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We are trampled upon, the young and old, the working man, the single parent, asked to do more, give more, and do with less. For what? Why?      While others take, and take more and more, and pay less, give less, and care … Continue reading

For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…”

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Here is a good Sunday’s reading… For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…” Please click here to read. In keeping with the same spirit of using a Bible passage as an exercise in motivation to write poetry, I’ve … Continue reading

Ecclesiastes 11:5

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Bread Upon the Waters… I thought using a Bible passage might be a nice exercise to be motivated to write some poetry. I’ve written a few haikus using Ecclesiastes 11:5 as my prime mover: “As you do not know the path … Continue reading