Laugh, Love

Write every day.

 

Live every day, so you have something to write.

 

Different story or the same with minor variation.

 

Life won’t let you decide all the time.

 

Write every day, if you can.

Laugh every day.

Love.

Be this being who lives for what it loves.

 

Write, sing, or play every day.

 

If there’s a will, there’s a way.

 

Enjoy every day.

Tiny Submissions are Still Submissions

I’ve entered a ten word story into Gotham Writers’ A Very Short Story Contest.

Each participant may submit a ten word story.

Consider opportunities like this between novels.  They keep your skills sharp and diverse.  Only a few words submitted to a publisher is still work submitted to a publisher.

 

Writing Prompt: Love at First Smell

TC180’s random writing prompts.

Love at first smell.

150 word max. Poems, fiction, or non-fiction.

 

If at least 10 people participate, the chosen winner gets a colorful Jpeg award image to put on their social media or blog.  It will likely be cheesy.

Leave your entry in the comments or leave a link to it.

Press on

Press out

down about the dust

make the path

 

Thorns snag

burrs hitchhike

trying to find the sun.

 

I’ve only ever run.

Now a patch of ground

calls.

 

It holds a lake

where I can see my heart glow

in its reflection.

 

Before, I’ve seen only clouds,

lightning

 

I’ve seen only

a murky surface

oiled slick and swirling

 

How am I to believe in this glow?

A whole universe, waiting to grow.

 

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Count Down

How many made it this time around,

how many faces with you

versus those you search for in the rain.

 

Let the ball drop

Fluctuations of millions beginning,

ending

stories spilling open

 

In explosions

fires

disease

and we’re left counting names

faces in the room with us

to see who’s going round again.