Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sevenling: Fallen

There seem to be multiple interpretations of the “sevenling” format. I followed this one from a http://www.writersdigest.com poem-a-day prompt:  “a 7-line poem … that features two tercets and a one-liner in the final (third) stanza. The first two stanzas should have an … Continue reading

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Mensa Haiku Challenge

Today @americanmensa tweeted: What are you most thankful for? Answer in the form of a haiku. Best answers to be printed in the Nov./Dec. @MensaBulletin! My submission: I, upon waking, inhale. Alive I smile and exhale my Thank You. Visit @americanmensa … Continue reading

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Creative Non-Fiction: You Shouldn’t Take Chances

You Shouldn’t Take Chances “Don’t step on a crack; you’ll break your mother’s back.” We’d sing-song this on the way to school. One boy always stepped on every crack. “You shouldn’t take chances like that,” I’d say. “Something bad could happen.” … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Coin

Sometimes, when you are the bread-winner and family takes you for granted and they want you to do a bunch of stuff at home after a long day at work as if your whole work thing doesn’t count for nuthin’, … Continue reading

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The last riddle I ever tell

This is from a deviantart.com #sixwordstories prompt: Your last six words before death. Mine likely will be (ignore the six-word title): The last riddle I ever tell Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Death Bummer

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Free Verse: This Chorus has Ended

In sixth grade I sang high soprano in the school chorus. At the beginning of 7th grade, when I tried out for chorus, something apparently had gone terribly wrong over the summer. I tried to sing “Noel, Noel” as a … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Unintentional

Unintentional I am built from the ends of bell curves and single-digit percentiles A summation of outliers and exceptions My variance an inevitable disruption to your status quo And I am truly sorry

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