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imagination, by Britta Benson

Another blackout poem from my ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ project. This one, inspired by last night’s Procrastinator Prompts, looking at senses, also sixth senses, like imagination, intuition, etc. You can find all of Teenie’s prompts here: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/the-procrastinators-weekly-writing-prompts-2/ imagination imagination, the easiest to distinguish, its gold tentacles emerged through the openings, would destroy, toContinue reading “imagination, by Britta Benson”

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Old vs New, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to The Procrastinators’ Weekly Writing Prompt ‘Old’ and ‘New’. You can find all of this week’s prompts here: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2023/01/08/the-procrastinators-weekly-writing-prompts/ I love a little musing about old and new, especially at this time of year… Old vs New Old. Burden or memory? Good riddance, reminiscence? The weight of decades carried in hearts, souls,Continue reading “Old vs New, by Britta Benson”

Understanding regret, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to the five word challenge of The Procrastinators’ Weekly Writing Prompts: Remember. You can find the full prompt post by clicking on this link: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/11/13/weekly-writing-prompts-remember/ The five words this week: remember, forget, understand, dance, connect. I didn’t write a lot more than that… Understanding regret Remember. Forget. Life: not a spectator sport.Continue reading “Understanding regret, by Britta Benson”

Manual, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to the five word challenge on the Procrastinators’ Weekly Writing Prompts: Imagine. You can find the full prompt post by clicking on this link: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/11/07/weekly-writing-prompts-imagine/ Words this week were: enclose, spell, advertize, permit, recognize. Manual Enclose soul, yours, always; don’t borrow heartstrings from others; grow your own, you can. Spell disaster, spellContinue reading “Manual, by Britta Benson”

Halloween, by Britta Benson

I wrote this little piece yesterday, during our weekly writing group meeting. Ruth Holloway set the prompts. You can find all of her Halloween themed prompts here: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/10/30/sunday-writing-prompts-halloween-2/ This is my response to ‘Write a Halloween poem in twenty words or less’. Halloween Call winter. Let winds howl around your wildest edges. Explore what’s left.Continue reading “Halloween, by Britta Benson”

Just me, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to The Procrastinators’ Five-Word-Challenge. The five words to be used in a poem or story were: frown, basic, worry, pick, word. You can find the full prompt blog by clicking on this link: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/10/02/sunday-writing-prompts-give-us-a-clue/ Just me I pick a word, a start, any will do for the now. A word, a worry.Continue reading “Just me, by Britta Benson”

Heart of Stone, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to The Procrastinators’ Sunday Writing Prompts. Theme this week: ‘Affairs of the heart’. Prompt 1: Heart of Stone. Here’s a link to the post: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/07/25/sunday-writing-prompts-affairs-of-the-heart/ I liked the concept of a heart of stone. Tempting. Mine is mush. Soft mush, with more flaws than I would like, but hey ho, it’s myContinue reading “Heart of Stone, by Britta Benson”

Advice on taking, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to the Procrastinators’ Five Word Challenge. The words this week: take, displace, cause, power, need. You can find all of their Sunday Writing Prompts here: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/07/17/sunday-writing-prompts-movie-night/ Advice on taking Take what you need, but be generous with all that you’ve got. Displace only what you must, and in the most polite mannerContinue reading “Advice on taking, by Britta Benson”

Shadow Soul, by Britta Benson

Shadow Soul The sea cut my shadow in half, left my feet safe and dry, and then swallowed my other head, drowned my second heart, late winter sun in my back. My shadow self knows about acceptance. This dark, tender soul, stretches far into unknowns, like a very slim poem, thin shades of wisdom onContinue reading “Shadow Soul, by Britta Benson”

A growing appreciation of grey, by Britta Benson

This poem is my response to the writing prompt ‘Green’ on The Procrastinators. Here’s the link to the prompt post: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/03/13/sunday-writing-prompts-st-patricks-day/ A growing appreciation of grey I never cared much about green. Wanted it greener, like that infamous grass on the other side, pastures new, out of bounds, out of bite and still always, alwaysContinue reading “A growing appreciation of grey, by Britta Benson”