Category: *Writing Prompts

A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE

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A world without your love is the world I find myself dwelling in. The lights were turned off when you closed your eyes forever.  Alone here in the darkness I wait for you in my dreams. In anticipation seeing your beautiful face. Longing to hear your soft voice whisper those beautiful three words “I Love You”. I live in this world cold cruel and dead without your kind touch, without your encouragement. I don’t want to stay in this world without you anymore.  I want to be where you are, dancing in your light.  I want to stay in this light embraced in your loving arms within your unconditional love only a mother can give.

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This short is inspired by my Mother who was special tough lady.  Every year on my birthday she would say “And what does this St. Patty Day girl want for birthday dinner?” The answer is always the same; fried chicken, mashed potatoes, string beans and yellow cake with chocolate icing. Wanting and getting are two different things in our household.  I always ended up getting corn beef, cabbage, cornbread and Carmel cake.  My mother knew I’m not a fan of corn beef and cabbage.  I use to get so angry with her but now I wish I could have that dinner one more time with her smile.  My mother who bravery is unmatched. Who had the courage to stand tall in a world that try to make her small. She’s one of a kind.

Be Kind!

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PRETTY

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and yet as I stand here looking at the mess in the mirror I beg to differ.  I’m not a beauty nor do I feel pretty.  What I see is quite the opposite.  I see ugly, useless, dirty person with no future.  I wish I can be pretty, as pretty as the actress that grace the silver screen.  I wish I can be pretty, as pretty as those models who are splashed on the cover of sports magazines.  I wish I can be pretty, as pretty as the girl sitting across from me on the bus.  I wish I had better eyes to see what you see a beautiful girl.

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This short was inspired by group of ten-year olds grade school girls self-discovery in a world that values beauty over substance.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder if you tell yourself you are then it will be.  Be sure to tell your little beauties they are beautiful, pretty, smart and loved.

Be Kind

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GREEN

Green is the color of envy or so they say.  I wear green every day.  Ask me if I’m green with envy and I would say HELL YES.  I’m green with envy trying to pick the winning lotto numbers I can’t seem to buy.  I’m green with envy at a job that don’t I’m alive.  Sitting at a desk day in and day out mindless nothing not even messing about.  Working for a wage that barely covers the rent.  Living here in this expensive hell you’re better off spending you pennies on a tent.  It’s the uber driver who takes you on a ride to voodoo land.  Either stopping a few feet ahead taking the next fare behind you or driving the most indirect routes you sitting in the back watching the money run out.

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MOMMY TAKE MY HAND

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Mommy please take my hand, hold it tight.  I’m scared I won’t live through the night.  These voices speak to me tell me to do things I don’t want to do.  Their force, the powerful voices commends me to tell you this truth.  I don’t want to live anymore.  My behavior has caused so much pain.  I don’t want you to cry anymore, but these powerful voices I can’t ignore anymore.  If you can just sleep here tonight and hold me tight maybe they will go away.

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NAKED

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The rain falls gently touching the skin of the naked earth. The trees stripped of their leaves exposing their bare bark. Nature enjoying the gentle rain fall like a woman taking a long hot shower. Soaked, the tall green grass shiver in the brisk cool winter breeze and I alone with my thoughts watching as mother nature give us a show taking center stage delighting us with her beauty. So overwhelmed, I can’t help but to feel small in this equation as I am too naked.

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GRANDMA HOUSE

“I’m going to Grandma and to Grandpa’s too.  I’m going to Grandma wondering what to do.  I’m going to Grandma please meet me there and I shall be all so happy apond thanksgiving day.  We shall have coffee so shall we.  We shall have pumpkin and tea, we shall everything all so nice when we get to Grandma’s house.”

A song sang through generations of Carroll’s family in honor of the women who shaped our lives.  This short story is inspired by the love of the one woman who is the glue of our family.  Through her guidance, faith and discipline she taught us respect and love.  What way to honor my Grandma on Valentine’s day then sharing a memory of love.

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SHOPPER’S INDIGESTION

Today I seen your light flying up the escalator of a shopper’s life. Up we go gathered in a heard this cattle is of a different kind. Walking around following the signs on the floor, bright yellow arrows points the way we all moving with little to say. Taking it all in finally getting off at my stop looking through the merchandise pretty patterns showing off vibrant colors schemes.

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IMPERFECTIONS

Sitting here staring at a face I vaguely recognize. Every line, every crack tells a story of a life long lived. The story started with a young vibrant soul searching deep down looking for that light. A light that shines so brightly like headlights illuminating the darkest of nights.  Descending  into a world of club babies, I see my beacon of light dimming fading out into the night. My heart holding onto a reality that’s not quite clear, let’s take a trip a club baby yells out.  Yes let’s go running with the night, off onto another adventure.

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BROKEN SOUL

Don’t bother trying fix me I’m broken. I’m not broken from what you did to me but broken from what I allowed. I cannot control your view of me I, however, can control my reaction to your twisted distorted world.

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KEE-A-BOO

Screenshot_20181223-003629_GoogleKee-a-boo I see you, I’m hiding a surprise. Putting my hands over my face then popping them out all over the place.  Gracefully I sit on dad lap playing my favorite game of cat-and-mouse. Daddy likes to put one hand over his eyes I guess it makes sense his hands are big like a slices of apple pie. Mommy hands are smaller so she uses both to cover her eyes no cheating, no peeking or you’ll see the surprise.

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