Category Archives: story

Only Grasped Lightly

Writer’s Island prompt 11 –   “SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERS”. So much has slipped through my fingers that couldn’t grip as tightly as I wished them to. Held loosely, many fell to ground without a sound, some forgotten in haste to … Continue reading

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Holes in The Soul

  She pictures the broken glass pictures the steam pictures a soul with no leak at the seam                                        __Peter Gabriel                                             Mercy Street Several months ago, I told my counselor about a dream I’d had many years ago, in … Continue reading

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A Tiger Named Pain

Writer’s Island Prompt #10  “MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE” Pain is the shell that encloses your understanding.    __Kahlil Gibran Thirty-plus years ago, I gave birth to my fourth and last child. She was beautiful and healthy, but I seemed to be in almost … Continue reading

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Map of Awareness

  In a recent blog, I used the phrase map of awareness, and its been circling around inside my head ever since. I’m not aware of having ever used the phrase before, so it intrigues me that it sort of … Continue reading

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A Very Personal Take

  At age four, I went through possibly the most traumatic experience of my life. I was playing outside with my younger sister. It was winter and we’d just had another snowfall in a snow filled Wisconsin season. Sidewalks were … Continue reading

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Back To The Wild Thing and A Little Bird

  Although my last blog looked to be a departure from the things I have been writing about (Wild Thing), it really wasn’t. Go back and reread the words to that old folk song that introduces the previous article. The … Continue reading

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Extended Metaphor

My last blog, the story of the little seed, was an extended metaphor. A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike objects. The comparison is meant to bring about a deeper understanding of the compared object. An extended metaphor is … Continue reading

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Story Time

For Carry On Tuesday prompt #72: It started out as a feeling which then grew into a hope You may use all or any part of it for your poem or prose. http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/ Story of The Little Seed The little … Continue reading

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