After many false starts and some significant drifting away from the actual prompt, I finally got a few words down:
She sat on the hard, molded-plastic subway seat with her hands gripping the handles of the overnight bag in her lap. Around her, bodies rocked and swayed with the movement of the car. With each stop, the space between passengers decreased until she had briefcases and hips, grocery bags and butts pressing in on her from all sides.
A hugely pregnant woman sat across from her, one hand on a novel and the other pressed against her rounded belly. She exhaled impatiently as she turned the page.
*6/23 prompt “When he tried to attack me with _____, I couldn’t help but _____.
It’s dark and the park is ours again.
The yoga-pant moms and work-Visa nannies have taken their squalling brats home, fed them nutritionally void plates of gummy pasta and orange sauce that tastes nothing of cheese, and tucked them into their race-car beds.Read More »
The dying embers of the fire glow under the ministrations of a gentle wind, a thousand splendid suns shining in the darkness.Read More »
Long, narrow limbs
carry young deer
through dry grasses
past my window.Read More »
Old dog sleeps on the grass,
paws twitching after dream prey.
His joints have gone stiff.Read More »
Between a busy schedule, a lengthy election coverage, and a complicated rush of unpleasant emotions, I failed to post a gratitude on Nov 8. Better late than never, right?
This was my sixth opportunity to vote for president.Read More »
I had LASIK surgery on October 18th after thinking about it for 15 years. My right eye is struggling to clear up, something I wasn’t expecting. I thought I would be resting on the couch for a couple of days and than back to my regular routine, sans glasses. Instead, it’s been two weeks of limitations: driving only in familiar places during daylight hours, minimal reading and computer use, an inability to read facial expressions from more than a couple feet away, and so on.
I’m sure everyone who knows me will be completely shocked to hear that I am not a fan of limitations.
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