Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #231 #Miracle

There was a man possessed by a demon

he said his name was Legion

for we are many he whined

before being cast into the swine

and driven out of the region

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NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s mid-October, so naturally my mind has turned to this year’s NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, where writers challenge themselves to write 50,000 words over 30 days just for the fun of it! And, when I signed into the website to announce my project for 2021, I realised […]

NaNoWriMo 2021

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #153

We came upon a clearing where

birdsong drifted on the air

and gently lifted on the breeze

came the sound of trembling leaves,

trying not to make a sound

we laid our coats upon the ground

and leaning back against a tree

we poured ourselves a cup of tea.


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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt

The auditorium is in darkness.The stage curtains slowly open, a single spotlight shines down. An expectant hush settles throughout the auditorium. The audience burst into loud applause at the sight before them, slowly fading to a hush which rapidly turns into embarrassed laughter. Quiet at first then gradually rising to full-blown guffaws as It dawns upon the expectant horde that the brown coated man on the stage is not from the first scene of, “The Caretaker,” but the actual cleaner with his brush sweeping the stage.


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How to compose classical haiku

Pure Haiku is OPEN for submissions of classical haiku on the theme of Ghostlight by Troi David Loy until midnight on Thursday, 31st October 2021. …

How to compose classical haiku

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Ronovan writes #Decima poetry prompt #78

You must forgive my misty eyes,

memories often make me weep

and even though I try to sweep

them off, they make me realise

I should forget them, as if lies,

but this I find so hard to do

replacing them with something new,

a task for which I may need help,

leave gloomy thoughts upon the shelf

but then see the futility

for they keep flooding back to me

from deep within my inner self.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #152

It was time to spend more time at sea

with a tear she vowed to wait for me

but only after the second letter

she told me she’d found someone better

I suppose really I should have known

the love of my life had a heart of stone

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Ronovan writes #Haiku prompt #378

A worm in the grass

excites the avid crow

not the green-keeper

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The Two Dolls – Or an anti-racism story from Georgian England

As a contribution to Black History Month I give you this story which was written in 1830, I will tell you more at the end. A lucky day it was for little Fanny Elvington when her good aunt Delmont consented to receive her into her family, and sent for her from a fine old place, […]

The Two Dolls – Or an anti-racism story from Georgian England

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #151

Me and my friend decided we

would have a go at astronomy

so we went to the forest clearing

just as the stars were appearing

so we set our astrolabe up

on a stump that was newly cut,

we pointed it at the East horizon

where the moon was newly rising

but to line it up was hard for me

the damn thing was on a slant you see

after an hour trying to set it up

we gave it up and went to the pub.

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