The Letter L #atozchallenge #noir #fiction

  I slowly traced the letter “L” in the thick wool carpet. I left her blood stain to help me keep my edge. “Lily I can’t let go of this. I know you would want me to help” I felt a tug was it sleep? a drug? pulling me down, down down… **** A screamContinue reading “The Letter L #atozchallenge #noir #fiction”

Someone Needs to Survive #covid #newcago #flashfiction

“Find Broken Nose” the guy gasped. “Never heard of him.” The guy grabbed my collar and pulled me close to his lips. “Get my kid brother outta this cesspool.  His real name is Gregory. He looks like me just younger.” The mic said as his number came up. “Do I really need to pull thisContinue reading “Someone Needs to Survive #covid #newcago #flashfiction”

I Want To Die… #devotion #prayer #Covid19

A wave pushes me under look in eyes of anathema there’s never been love’s glow my spirit is weak I tremble alone you hand me the knife “Do it. “ die- get it over with there is one heard my cry in the wilderness *** The words pour out. One woman echos the words ofContinue reading “I Want To Die… #devotion #prayer #Covid19”

What’s the Worst that can happen in Newcago? #newcago #noir #fiction #virus

    It’s a messed up place full of crumpled and empty lives. Yeah there are some nice ones, but they are cowering cuz they’re afraid. They should be we’re in NewCago. She was the metropolis of the ages until something went wrong. Now people know better than to go out after 6 at night,Continue reading “What’s the Worst that can happen in Newcago? #newcago #noir #fiction #virus”

An Old Dilemma, New Crime #Newcago1 #fiction #disease

I inhale it every night before 6 – Courage (my dead lover’s not mine) I looked at my watch.”5 pm time for the cops to crawl into hiding.” I chuckle. ” I don’t have the luxury of steel bars.” A long banshee like scream bites into the last flicker of day and the night begins. Decency’s doors are closed andContinue reading “An Old Dilemma, New Crime #Newcago1 #fiction #disease”

Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry

The words in bold I pulled from a gravestone poem written by a grieving husband to his wife who had passed so young.   Charlotte I spoke your name in harmony with the lark now the marble holds memories cold I caressed your hand through the bitterest of fights now I seek your shadow as you slumber at night * silveryContinue reading “Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry”

Kelly Smile #Uganda #loss #children

  I saw your smile yesterday broad was your Kelly smile reminded me of memories long as a Gulu mile small fingers intertwined in mine dark ash upon your cheek fought fire with the older boys bravest child Id ever meet I saw your smile yesterday broad was your Kelly smile reminded me of memoriesContinue reading “Kelly Smile #Uganda #loss #children”

Listen in Sorrow #birds #poetry #loss

happy you tend to the garden waking me daily with song bringing cheer never sorrow I find myself singing along * more work is there in the morrow gather and fashion a nest complaints never are filed rarely do you stop for a rest * little one out in the wet storm no jacket toContinue reading “Listen in Sorrow #birds #poetry #loss”

Too Late #tanrenga #poetry

This month at Chevrefeuille’s Haiku Kai we are challenged by the Tan Renga that short chained poem written by two poets. Here is the haiku by Buson for your inspiration to create the second stanza of this Tan Renga. the willow leaves fallen, the spring gone dry, rocks here and there © Yosa Buson (1716-1784) tearsContinue reading “Too Late #tanrenga #poetry”

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