personal note

Originally posted on Within A Forest Dark:
photog_at 20130821-SU 1954 flickr Thank you for reading my blog. Since its inception in August 2013, I have published over one hundred forty fiction pieces. Thank you for reading the month of October as I throw down with fellow flash writers for a micro challenge: One prompt based…

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Mister wrong

The blush of May-December A soul-spoken smile. Sidelong glances In a game for two Illicit attention then Public shame She preened no more And December went down In dark turbulence Two wrongs, though eager and rushed, Did not make a right

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The nerve of me

Sometimes I get the horrors when bodies are near me (Do I know why?) But, I can dance with you. Shop in the throng’s milieu. Navigate the bellicose traffic. Then home, where the heart is, I shift out of gear. And, like Scotty, I don’t think we can take it much longer, Captain.

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RMT

Often, in our sessions, we trade stories, jokes. You smile and say it was the fastest hour you’ve had in a while. Today, though, I was awkwardly silent. At the hour’s end, I said sorry for not talking today. And you said “don’t apologize”. Then, as you left the room, “Ever”.

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A rainy day

Tie-dye me a shirt the purple and ochre of bruise. I’ll salt it away in a drawer, and save it for a rainy day like this. If only you knew what’s inside of me now, you wouldn’t want to know me, somehow.

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