The Doctor is “In” – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for a 100-word story, brought to you by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, our wonderful host for Friday Fictioneers. Each week, we are challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thanks to J. Hardy Carroll for this week's photo. All are welcome to participate. Give it a try. (100 words) The Doctor … Continue reading The Doctor is “In” – Friday Fictioneers

I never asked what crazy things

He sat at a picnic table shaded by an umbrella typically used by employees and the public, and he waited. All of the picnic tables, situated at the entrance to the grocery store, were sturdy and black, and bolted to the ground to prevent anyone from stealing them. They had purpose and function. Employees and the public alike sat … Continue reading I never asked what crazy things

Slipping – Guest Post

I am guest posting today over at Adam’s blog, The Dependent Independent. Please head on over and join me for a poem. Thank you!

The Dependent Independent

I was honored by Adam’s request to guest post with a poem. I don’t write poetry too often, but I like the challenge. Here, I have attempted to write in the Italian terzanelle form (with only slight cheating). I hope you enjoy it. Thank you.  – Amy from The Bumble Files

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Slipping

Where there’s light, there’s dark—
in the middle toils a tangled mind,
slipping, hiding, gasping,

Will I ever be enough?
Slipping away inside her head,
in the middle toils a tangled mind.

White, chalky tablets fill her hand,
her bright smile hides her dull eyes.
Slipping away inside of her head,

strength enough for everyone except herself,
Christmas baskets clog the decor.
Her bright smile hides her dull eyes,

pills distill antiseptic smells,
its rotting memories no one claims.
Christmas baskets clog the decor,

but no one says anything.
Where there’s light, there’s dark
lurking, wrestling with grace,
slipping, falling, grasping.

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Bloggers for Movember – A Conversation with My Dad

The Bloggers for Movember campaign got me thinking about the men in my life. I first learned of Bloggers for Movember through Le Clown. First of all, hats off to Le Clown for rallying the troops to support funding and awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. I admire and applaud his efforts. Generally, … Continue reading Bloggers for Movember – A Conversation with My Dad