Tag Archives: Writing Exercise

Bloody Mary

It began with a dare. A stupid, stupid, dare. We were all adults, but there I was locked in the bathroom. Three lit candles illuminating the room with just enough light to make the darkness visible. Water rushed from the faucet; the conduit … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Witch

Untended and unkempt the two story Victorian ruin of a home was the source local folklore. Ominously overlooking the town perched on high upon the mountain side; a shadow of its former glory. Whispers tell of a once glorious home, … Continue reading

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Whisper in the Dark

“Please help us!” He played the recording over and over again. Everything he had ever believed about life, death, and the hereafter changed in a moment. The voice on the recording was the clear whisper of a child. Desperation and … Continue reading

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The Old Man

Bitterness bit down every word he kept choked down in his throat. Had he not seen the old man for himself, he never would have believed the man he buried was still alive. The old man stood tall and proud in … Continue reading

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I Lost You

You, Had made me feel free. Like that one time, When I wanted nothing more than to jump into the ocean. Remember? I had a fear of sharks and jellyfish. You held my hand and ran with me. Let me … Continue reading

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Inner Glow

Today, May light, Life, And love, Be yours. Let the dark cower In the presence of your inner glow. Beautiful. I swear, You have more strength Than you know.

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Firestarter

She sets fires With the routine ease Of setting tables for supper. Disrupting lives with complete disregard For those she’s hurting. She’s hurting, But covinced she’s doing everything right; Can’t see the forest Or the trees Just the fire, And … Continue reading

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Eccedentesiast

A sorrow so deep; Perpetual wounds Calling for the end With sweet Siren allure. Hidden Behind the false bright Of our forced and fractured grins. We fear To speak the pain; Fear You won’t love us if we did. Fear … Continue reading

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Safe Haven for Angels

It’s cancer, Letting you in these doors; Letting you speak. You Have spoken Far too much. Your words Choke the life from angels, Leave bloody feathers on the floor. Your words Are war. Against every Good and beautiful thing. You’ve … Continue reading

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Timeout in a Ghost Town

I sit and write with trembling hands, racing heart, and a disquieted mind. Anxiety has stolen my peace, so I’ve come here to my safe place balancing caffeine, nicotine, and a nip of bourbon; hoping to find my grounding. I … Continue reading

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Elevators and Spines

I want nothing more Than to write myself whole; To pick up the pieces Slipping through my fingers Into the cracks of our sidewalk. That place Where I once tread carefully To avoid breaking the backs Of those Who made … Continue reading

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5 Minute Non-Stop – The Godless God People

Don’t tell me about God’s people when pointing to the many reflections and copies of yourself. Don’t tell me about God’s people when pointing to a romanticized Israel – ignoring the fact that she is pagan, atheist, and racist. Don’t … Continue reading

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Toxic Reflecting Pools

Drown me, In the quiet of your unbelief. In filthy waters infecting. Cleanse me, Of everything you found disgusting. Hold me under Wash me clean. Until the sin in me stops breathing. I am so sorry For my sinful breath. … Continue reading

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The Confessional – May He Die As He Lived

When my father dies, I won’t go to his funeral. I believe he should die as he had lived; Alone.

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Inner Fire

We are holding the inward life of ourselves; A reflection of light Burning bright against our dark. By its fires, We wait for a better dawn.

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