slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

206 stories, 1 challenge, 1 prompt, 218 comments, and 36 friends

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Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?

All Stories

A Scene in the Street

I met a man, good-looking, gay;

He smiled at me today

And said he thought that I was hot,

And would …

Published 2 days ago.

Sonnet to a Dear and Discouraged Friend

There’s nobody who knows as well as I

How stealthily dark thoughts will bruit and shove

The ration…

Published 30 days ago.

Lunar Waves

The yellow moon suspended here

Above my head

Creates a glare & quite a blare

To shred my ear

-Irregu…

Published 2 months ago.

The Balance of the Future

The Future beckons, claws held wide.

I stumble forward, terrified.

The line etched in the granite fl…

Published 2 months ago.

Evicted/Invited? (Part 2 of 2)

But then I hear a tiny sound

That stirs my mem’ry, brings me ‘round

To former joys. I used to know.

Published 3 months ago.

Evicted/Invited? (Part 1 of 2)

The cellar room I once called home

Far out of sight, a site alone

Cannot remain a haven now:

This mo…

Published 3 months ago.

stress and soreness

I'll get to the point yea, right away

I'm having trouble handling my life today

I've been ridiculed,…

Published 3 months ago.

Leftover snippet from my song Whatever it Is, a WIP

It is a fact that I’ve got your back

In any conflict, I’ll stand up for you, my friend

You’ll never …

Published 3 months ago.

Three Word Prompt: A Search for Meaning

I will figure it out. I'm applying my best thoughts to it every day.

It happened three days ago. By …

Published 7 months ago.

Disengaging

Hi, Skylar! There's something I've always wanted to ask you, ever since I was a guppy. Is it really …

Published 7 months ago.

Three Word Prompt: Dancing Through my Lonely Dreams

The art of dance is the art of the fall.

It's the trace of your face as you race down the hall

In …

Published 7 months ago.

Hearts' Mending (6)

Well, life proceeded, in the standard way--

I lived the dream I thought that I should dream.

But lit…

Published 7 months ago.

Nothing I'd Rather

There's nothing I would rather see

Than your smile as you walk to me

There's nothing that I'd rather…

Published 7 months ago.

Three Word Prompt: Take Your Fill, with Bern and Barm Ellis

Well, me and Barmy were there at the dump, watching the truck unload and trying to see if there were…

Published 7 months ago.

Three Word Prompt: Amadeus, exculpated, and verbose

"Well, it's like this, kid," Igor murmured to the wasted figure, tapping out his cigarette and musin…

Published 7 months ago.

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JonB
Jim Stitzel
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
Escapist
Robert Quick
Abstract
Fantasist
creamer
wolframdioxide
Anorak
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Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
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