Greetings, poets and storytellers. How are things
in your bit of the world? Peaceful? All right, stop laughing already. I know
these days peacefulness seems to be something that happens to other people...
people no one even knows. Two days ago, I made the mistake of picking up a newspaper,
and just minutes later I had read about murder in the subway, a toddler getting
shot in the face, and... well, you get horrible the point. Still, if you have peaceful
news in your life, share some in the comments—New York City (and I) can use all the peacefulness we can get, even if vicariously through friends.
But we aren’t here to discuss terrifying news. We are
here to write, share, and read each other’s words. So, let’s get to it. If you
are in search of a prompt, I invite you to create poetry or prose
inspired by a conversation you’ve overheard. If the optional prompt does not
speak to you, then you’re welcome to write about a topic of your choosing. Let
your contributions be new or old, short or longish (prose pieces
should be 369 words or fewer). One link per
participant, please. Visit other writer, delight in their words.
week, for those looking for a prompt, Rommy
suggests writing about what comes to mind after reading the phrase “feast or
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