Tagged with Write on edge

Stream of happiness

It was hot. Sweltering. As I walked along the sidewalk my shoes were melting a millimeter a minute. Another job interview down the toilet. Since the Cruise Line closed up shop in this town and moved down to Florida, I’ve been jobless. Unemployed. It’s been 3 months now. I spend my days looking for work … Continue reading

The Myrtle Tree Takes Root

The world wore a heavy iron helmet. Rain shot down like a thousand warriors’ daggers. The sky would fall down and crash through the thatched roof of the house that stood vigil on the cliffs above the sea. It was a day unlike that day so long ago; when the sea kissed the sunny shore … Continue reading

2014 Poem a Day: 2

Cailleach has descended down Gurgling, spitting effervescence flows Now Brighid dons her fiery crown And an airy, colorful mantle throws Across the lands. Awake and take wing. Rise up and reconvene at the spring. *** Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo :There are many good poems based on myths. Lots of these use Greek or Roman myths. … Continue reading

Somewhere Found

“Arlo!” The dense foliage suffocated my screams as I ran further into the forest. I shook my head as I navigated my steps over the wandering tree roots. He had never done anything like this in the ten years I’ve had him. He never has run off. He is always steadfastly at my side. Why … Continue reading

The Lighthouse

Write On Edge: Writing Prompt: 2014, Week 4*** “Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” ― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle This week’s prompt reminded me of an earlier prompt from this summer. While this story is a continuation of  The Jacket and The Button, it is a stand alone story also. … Continue reading


This is a two-part story. The first part is my response to this weeks trifecta writing challenge. The second part is an addendum in response to the prompt at Write on Edge.** This week Trifecta gave the following challenge: We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet: The first time I saw. … Continue reading


TRIFECTA WEEK 69 gave us the word infect and Write at the Merge, Week 12 the photograph: (image courtesy of Dean McCoy Photography)  And the song Sexy Back from Justin Timberlake Other than getting that song stuck in my head for days, I couldn’t think of anything to write. I was going to go political … Continue reading


Write at the Merge: Week 1 It’s a new year and new format at Write on Edge. I am excited about it because it parallels my new outlook for the year. In my last post I declared how I needed to get more personal – more open with myself and others. Well, I have always … Continue reading

I am the tortoise*

*Inspiration and direct rip-off from Lennon and McCartney’s I AM THE WALRUS, for my first marathon 1999. GOOD LUCK TO NEW YORK AND ALL THE MARATHONERS THIS WEEKEND! The prompt at write on edge this week  was to craft a fiction or creative non-fiction piece in 350 words inspired by a specific song. This is … Continue reading