Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 20 – Thanksgiving & Black Friday

  A new Thanksgiving Runs up the Jolly Roger As Black Friday sails Snap and crack with the cannons On this pirate ship of fear   Tanka: 5-7-5-7-7 Thanksgiving & Black Friday prompt from: Ramblings of a writer 

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Signposts

Mind flickers fluorescent. On. Off. On. Off. The snap of plastic, sharp in the air. Soiled. Another broken picture show. Another broken streetlight. Another broken stranger. We catch water in a paper cup from the segregated graveyard. Where are the signposts in this land? We break. We crawl. We stand. We fall. We crawl. We break. … Continue reading Signposts

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The door whispers. A woman speaks, 'Ethan is so busy building his empire, he forgets his manners,' The crow circles. Darkness between the couple. She takes the young woman's arm, 'Come my dear, I have something to show you.' He is young again. Hesitant. His face hidden behind soft ribbons of hair. 'Hurry up child!' He remembers her hands. … Continue reading Gallery