Two drabbles, a double-drabble, and a poem. Thanks for the prompts, y'all! Keep 'em coming.
Hayley Lamar, Kade Broussard
Prompt: not in love
So I hadn’t meant for this to be so depressing and horrible, but um… There it is in black and white—the reason Hayley is the way she is.
She's not in love. Really.
Hayley isn’t the kind of woman to be in denial, but she’s never liked a problem she doesn’t know how to untangle.
Warning: Mentions abuse.
Poetry is Fire
Gideon Thompson, Shelley Huntington
Arsonists aren't supposed to be into literature.
Shelley wants a book; so does the local troublemaker.
Ever in Love
Prompt: what about love?
I wanted a plethora of quick drabbles. This is one of the few pieces that didn’t look liked I crammed a short into a flash. It’s also the first finished prose snippet of the world. Yay.
Why did she have to look like she belonged there?
Ever’s friend comes down to his shop, perches on his desk, examines the space station parts he sells. He just wishes she came for him.
bound by spheres of glass // as the songbirds sing // they growing ever younger
Normal written in coffee grounds
Canon: Kingdoms and Thorn
So it took longer to format this than to write it! Ah, well. Inspired by a version of Rachelle and Justus that will never be, as they’ve been commandeered by the Kingdoms and Thorn world. A bit of romance, en brief.
The way you leaned over the bar / foaming milk, whipped and creamed / eyes intense, and called me barista
Two not for the 365 Challenge, but just because I wanted to.
4th Era. Beginning
mirror, mirror that reflects / in the glass you see your face / mirror, mirror, show my dreams / your body moves with studied grace
dead words upon a page / concatenated ink / don't call it litterae
Prompt: I had a way then losing it all on my own / I had a heart then but the queen has been overthrown ~ "Lights" by Ellie Goulding I had a way then losing it all on my own / I had a heart then but the queen has been
Drat it, this world’s getting messy. When I first saw the Queen of Heaven, I never imagined she’d end up a poem or that the world would end up being the Mirror, made and remade. Well, I’m sketching my way through this continuity in poetry first, but I expect that prose will follow soon.
Whirled 'round, making and unmaking / Raze, raze heaven 'til it gleams
Something odd happened. Both of these were published to instant More Please! clicks. I'm wondering if my Reaction Buttons plugin is broken. Ah, well. Hope you like these poems.
Prompt: The song Kryptonite, by 3 Doors Down The song Kryptonite, by 3 Doors Down
Not what I was expecting, but you never know how one thing gets to another.
Knowledge solid, fluid (is) / Unlearning ev'rything.
How We Write Poetry
Jhemet out of Calai
Prompt: I am a songbird / Singing out your window / Telling stories in the shade ~ "Songbird" by Katie Herzig I am a songbird / Singing out your window...
Answer, turn and answer / Then turn the stone again