slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

227 stories, 1 challenge, 1 prompt, 227 comments, and 37 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?

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From "Gospel of Gold" part 1

ROBERT. He was hardly a scoundrel, as you seem to suppose,

But a man of distinction and charm.

From…

Published 1 year ago.

Special Agent, Iota

The smallest agent, I:

The jot-and-tittle spy.

At times I can't be seen,

Both placid and serene.

At …

Published 1 year ago.

Please Do Not Set your Mark on Me

You are a plague. I am a child.

You have the populace beguiled

And spell-bound as you stride around.…

Published 1 year ago.

The Kranken-Bruder's Tale

There was a prince, and one princess;

She was an angelle, he a mess.

The prince called out for his m…

Published 1 year ago.

Use this to key in student grades after logging in

It's time to write, to start the rite

It's time to key in grades tonight,

For if I'm late, procrasti…

Published 1 year ago.

Italian Sonnet on my Present Purgatory

I need to get my mind under control,

Or else I might not ever find success.

But when I try to focus,…

Published 1 year ago.

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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Lunar Waves

The yellow moon suspended here

Above my head

Creates a glare & quite a blare

To shred my ear

-Irregu…

Published 1 year ago.

The Balance of the Future

The Future beckons, claws held wide.

I stumble forward, terrified.

The line etched in the granite fl…

Published 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years ago.

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