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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “When Childhood Ends.”

With him recovered (recovering?) and me having lived abroad for more than two years now, it is sometimes easy to forget (pretend to forget?) that I grew up with an alcoholic father and a depressive mother.

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My Empty Space

I have abandoned my heart since I know

How uselessly it functioned in love.

As every feeling it only felt alone!

I put my fingers in the empty spaces of mine… 53 more words


Daily Prompt: Doubters Alert - the end of the world is nigh according to a few Facebook links

What commonly accepted truth (or “truth”) do you think is wrong, or at least seriously doubt?  Why?

I do not know whether it is a commonly accepted truth, but it was with shock I read in a newspaper article, broadcast through a link by our famous and “trustworthy” Facebook community, that at the end of September the world will be hit by a few stray asteroids, six or seven, but let us not argue about quantities. 518 more words


A Dog Named Bob

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Dog Named Bob.”

(You have 20 minutes to write a post that includes the words mailbox, bluejay, plate, syrup, and ink. 397 more words

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fearful Symmetry.”

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

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Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy (Insert Special Occasion Here!)

Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favourite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory. 719 more words

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