Dazzling, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week, the word is ‘dazzling’ with a word count of 53. (https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/08/13/weekend-writing-prompt-272-dazzling/) Dazzling… … when you’re looking so hard for words, far and wide, all encompassing, complicated, yet oh so simple, to speak that truth from deepest within that you know is there but cannotContinue reading “Dazzling, by Britta Benson”

Sibilance song, by Britta Benson

I like Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompts. Especially the ones with a very low word count. This week, the prompt is ‘Sibilance’ with a word count of a measly 28. Just what I was after… Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/08/06/weekend-writing-prompt-271-sibilance/ And here’s my take on it: Sibilance Song Hearts of grass,Continue reading “Sibilance song, by Britta Benson”

Variations of Dad, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week: ‘Variation’ in 67 words. (https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/07/23/weekend-writing-prompt-269-variation/) Variations of Dad Sorting his legs in the morning. Left. Right. Almost familiar. Eating toast that looks like yesterday’s but isn’t. Coffee, three sweeteners. Always. Five tablets. A daily rainbow, the same in all its difference. Counting steps. NumbersContinue reading “Variations of Dad, by Britta Benson”

Return, by Britta Benson

This week, Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt is ‘Return’ with a word count of 31. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/07/09/weekend-writing-prompt-267-return/ I have returned to my childhood home in Germany for a month. Return, really resonated with me. Here’s my poem: Return Return… why would we? Hearts, homes, destinations transform. Joy, sock,Continue reading “Return, by Britta Benson”

To a friend, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week, the prompt word is ‘flippant’ with a word count of 74. You can read the full post here: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/07/02/weekend-writing-prompt-266-flippant/ There’s a story to this piece. When I read the prompt word ‘flippant’, I immediately thought of an old school friend who flippantly suggested, that ifContinue reading “To a friend, by Britta Benson”

Bubble or human, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Challenge. This week, the prompt is ‘brevity’, in twelve words. You can read her full blog post here: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/06/25/weekend-writing-prompt-265-brevity/ Somehow this made me think of the life expectancy of bubbles… and humans. Similar, although admittedly not quite the same. Bubble or human Life. Brave story of iridescentContinue reading “Bubble or human, by Britta Benson”

My picturesque…, by Britta Benson

My contribution to the ‘picturesque’ prompt on Sammi Cox blog (https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/06/18/weekend-writing-prompt-264-picturesque/) has to start with a picture. Trust me, it will explain a lot. I am not making this up. I am also not consuming dubious substances. The strongest thing I drink is milky tea. So, behold. Brian, the snail. I do apologize to allContinue reading “My picturesque…, by Britta Benson”

The creases of our lives, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week, the word is ‘Vernacular’ with a word count of 90. As a linguist, I am of course delighted by the word choice… Yay! Here’s the link to the prompt post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/06/11/weekend-writing-prompt-263-vernacular/ The creases of our lives When it comes to the core, love, joy,Continue reading “The creases of our lives, by Britta Benson”

Zest, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week: Zest, in 41 words. Here’s the link to the original blog post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/06/04/weekend-writing-prompt-262-zest/ I usually try to take the prompt as far away from the literal meaning of the word as possible. This time round, I stuck closer to the core… or, did I?Continue reading “Zest, by Britta Benson”

Heard, by Britta Benson

I wrote this poem today, in response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt Number 261, ‘Outcry’ in 65 words. Here’s the link to the prompt post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/05/28/weekend-writing-prompt-261-outcry/ Heard The loudest outcry hardly ever breaks a wall of tense, communal silence, such a sacred shrine of misconception. This contagious swell, this ancient greed of sound cancelsContinue reading “Heard, by Britta Benson”

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