Redesign #amwriting

PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight

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Redesign

Last week when Mama was here this wouldn’t have happened: No milk. One slice of bread. Bananas so black they melt into the counter. Continue reading

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In Circles #amwriting

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bulltot

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Her Empires Are Falling Down #amwriting

PHOTO PROMPT© Jan Wayne Fields

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Us #amwriting

PHOTO PROMPT© CEAyr

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And, I hate to add this qualification, but I’m on vacation and while I will try to read everyone’s contribution, I apologize if it’s not in a timely manner.


 Us

You and me. Us.

Are there any stronger words? Two against all! You and me forever!

We huddled in that slight crevice, time and time again. You despised going home, especially on Fridays when your Dad’s paycheck bought liters of cheap gin and an ugly anger that marked bruises on your pretty face.

And me, my home was a sarcophagus, cold, where my parents stole to their own caves, not acknowledging me or each other.

You and me, us, holding hands, reprieve.

Us lasted a long time.

Until time threaded its skeletal fingers around your wrist stealing you away.

end 8/12/2017

Sascha Darlington

 

Ephemera #amwriting

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PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

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Ephemera

Some husbands saunter in and buy a dozen red roses. Guilt assuaged. Continue reading

Dreaming Darkness #amwriting

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PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham

 

Dreaming Darkness

Darkness threatened as I navigated twisting streets trying to catch a glimpse of Joe’s taillights. This recurring dream inhibited my daytime, injecting uncertainty where none before existed.

Our life was good; why would he leave?

The house shook with thunder. The shepherd cowered between my knees and the stove where I stirred onions in olive oil.

Mary’s tiny voice filled brief quiet gaps. “What game is this, Daddy? How do I play?”

I peered around the doorway to see him, sweating, prostrate on the carpet.

Through thick rain I trailed the ambulance, its taillights red in the eclipsing darkness.

 

end 7/21/2017

Sascha Darlington

Spell for True Love #amwriting

PHOTO PROMPT © Janet Webb

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Spell for True Love

 

June flashed by on the sparkles of fireflies as he promised to do.

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Nothing But My Aching Soul #amwriting

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PHOTO PROMPT © Claire Sheldon

Nothing But My Aching Soul

I feel for Jocelyn.

What if my husband left me for a twenty-something bikinied selfie-taker whose photos Continue reading