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Same Old Mistakes or Realizations

No wonder I cannot think clearly. It is four-thirty and these are the first words I have written all day. I am alone on an island that I realize I have been dreaming about for years. 326 more words


Message from the Deep Blue

For this prompt, I played a short audio piece of humpback whales and the sounds they make while communicating. You can find many of these, as well as other whale sounds and songs, by doing a simple search on the web. 421 more words

Writing Prompts +

Tortilla Chips and Beer

You’re a professional,” the woman said as she handed me the bag of groceries. I had just told her that what I had bought was strange: three bags of tortilla chips and three sixteen-ounce cans of Miller Genuine Draft. 351 more words


Runaway Woman

Runaway woman

rasping and raging

inside with all your

rail lines wrought

Every train of thought

Trying not to be caught

Amidst street level crossings. 30 more words



Hard came the rains; rumbling thunder overhead shook the house.

The glass in the windows shook menacingly and threatened to shatter and scatter onto the dark floor. 130 more words

Short Poems

Ground Hog Day

Sometimes the wine drank itself: she hardly noticed the empty bottles piling up or the sway in her step. Because the ground hog sat in the background watching the same old day pass by, the same dishes getting done, floors swept, beds made, laundry washed and folded. 27 more words



Two of my oldest and dearest friends and I were driving west down I-10 towards San Antonio last Thursday. Somewhere around Katy, we noticed that flags were flying at half-staff. 901 more words