Blood Into Ink Writing Prompt Challenge: 1Wise-Woman

Originally posted on Brave and Reckless:
Too much has been taken What wasn’t killed, was stolen What wasn’t stolen, was poisoned Eviscerated, vacant, voided A snake Camouflaged behind closed doors Charmed by power Powered by violence Seize what you need Plant a seed Of destruction With words Lies and betrayal Fury and force It would…

First Place (Tie) Breath and Bone Writing Prompt Challenge: Breath, Bone, And Blood/1WiseWoman

Originally posted on Brave and Reckless:
A planet without an atmosphere Empty space filled with fear Wild child Don’t come near With your worries and tears Take it outside Hide Not seeing anything more than breath and bone Forsaking innocence Turning my heart to stone Alone Can’t find a place that feels like home Give…

A Few Steps From the Highway

Keep a safe distance You didn’t even insist I dove in backward Shocked and shattered Swallowed a hand grenade Catatonic on the concrete Frozen lemonade Melting ice Smells like candy Modus operandi Skin burning from the heat A few steps from the highway Oblivious to slow decay Sirens saturate sound Deadened by ringing in my…… Continue reading A Few Steps From the Highway

First Look: Machiavelli’s Backyard by David Lohrey

Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Literary Collective:
I just received my proof copy of David Lohrey’s new book Machiavelli’s Backyard from Sudden Denouement Publishing. It is beautiful book. We will have copies available in the next week. It is a very exciting week for SD. I would like to think those who have purchased Rana…