Friend, by Britta Benson

Here’s a poem I wrote in September last year, after meeting up with my friend Ruth in Portrush, Northern Ireland. It has just been published today by Whispers & Echoes, an online magazine for short writing, edited by Sammi Cox. Here’s the link: http://whispersandechoesmag.home.blog/2022/03/28/friend-britta-benson/ Friend I walked barefoot next to you along the beach andContinue reading “Friend, by Britta Benson”

Catacomb, by Britta Benson

Here is my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week’s prompt: Catacomb in 77 words. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge. Here’s the link to the prompt page: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/20204174/posts/3897839265 Catacomb What if you thrive where nobody else can find hope? What if your soul seeks her lifelong mate between efflorescence and decay? What ifContinue reading “Catacomb, by Britta Benson”

Peace, by Britta Benson

This poem was published in Whispers and Echoes. Here’s the link, in case you want to check out Sammi Cox’s wonderful online magazine of short writing: http://whispersandechoesmag.home.blog/2022/03/14/peace-britta-benson/ Peace I listen to the wind and hope for answers in all directions. Cold waves crash through blackened rocks, some snarl in the frill of bold white crestsContinue reading “Peace, by Britta Benson”

Purportless questioning of the imposter’s soul, by Britta Benson

For a few weeks in a row now, I have used Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompts. I enjoy the challenge tremendously. I guess, as someone who regularly thinks up prompts for other people for my writing group, The Procrastinators, it feels really nice to be prompted by somebody else for a change. This week, theContinue reading “Purportless questioning of the imposter’s soul, by Britta Benson”

Deep water poetess, by Britta Benson

This poem is my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/20204174/posts/3869536963 This week’s prompt is ‘Rune’, in 96 words. I went for a walk on one of my favourite beaches today in North Berwick and looking at the wet sand, I saw all the little marks, dips, crevasses left by the sea, constantly changing.Continue reading “Deep water poetess, by Britta Benson”

Mannequin, by Britta Benson

Another Saturday and another Weekend Writing Prompt Challenge by Sammi Cox. This week, the prompt is ‘Mannequin’, 85 words, not a single one more or less. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/20204174/posts/3855240429 When I read the prompt I instantly thought of Amber. She’s the beauty on the picture. A friend of mine bought her years ago and she lives inContinue reading “Mannequin, by Britta Benson”

Recipe, by Britta Benson

I love participating in Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompts. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/20204174/posts/3840913065 This week, the word is ‘Recipe’ and the wordcount 36. So here we go, my 36 word poem. Enjoy! Recipe If it’s cake: Butter! If it’s bread: Allow time. If it’s love: Kindness, kindness, always. And then some. If it’s life or any other journey:Continue reading “Recipe, by Britta Benson”

Capricious, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/20204174/posts/3826661554 The word this week: Capricious. In 55 words. So here’s my go: Capricious This is odd, this is sudden, a notion, a nudge, a wink. I blink. Could this be the long awaited nod from destiny or simply stupidity squared? Who cares? Let’s go hellContinue reading “Capricious, by Britta Benson”

February, by Britta Benson

Today’s poem is a direct response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. The challenge: write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 42 words, inspired by ‘Flummox’ https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/20204174/posts/3812876893. Here’s my little piece. I gave it the title February, which is word number 43 and completely optional… February Thunder and lightening, snow, sleet, slush, mush,Continue reading “February, by Britta Benson”

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