slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

220 stories, 1 challenge, 1 prompt, 226 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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Connected by Love (3/3)

I've learned to trust that love exists aplenty,


And that most people long to be adored.


Some think…

Published 2 years ago.

Connected by Love (2/3)

When you departed, love, you'd been afflicted

And mute so long. My strength and hope had flagged.

I …

Published 2 years ago.

Connected by Love (1/3)

I'm torn, my dear. I don't know what to do.

I wish you were alive, that you'd respond

To guide me, a…

Published 2 years ago.

As it Was in the Beginning (2/2)

The details of my enterprise--my private toil--

You abused me each night, satisfied I was loyal

Savv…

Published 2 years ago.

As it Was in the Beginning (1/2)

---And this is the time when you send me back

Back over the junkyard, across the track

And under aba…

Published 2 years ago.

The Lilacs and the Tarpit

The lilacs blow along the banks

Not far from barrels, tubs, and tanks

They wave so gently in the bre…

Published 2 years ago.

The New Pickles!--A resumation and hexhumation

Well the new pickles of the litter got along great with me, we played tag and price and code and dea…

Published 2 years ago.

The new pickles! --An Enthusiasm

Dear Dairy,

Today was an awesome day! !

You know that carton of pickles in the back of our fridge, …

Published 2 years ago.

Ultimate Goal

But no, I’ll stumble on, on trembling legs,

In hopes this seething street leads me to rest,

And dr…

Published 2 years ago.

Finishing Line

The end I seek, I cannot see from here

I do not know exactly what I’ll find

Or even if I can suppres…

Published 2 years ago.

Sonnet: Rhymes first, poem second: Shakespearean

Title: The Spear Not Shaken

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I know your voice; your words are passing Sweet.

They cloy the …

Published 2 years ago.

Sestina: The Dashed Line (2/2)

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The cars soon sensed their venerable cable

Was slipping in its grip, as sky turned pitch.

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The …

Published 2 years ago.

Sestina: The Dashed Line (1/2)

From peak to lodge, too tightly stretched the cable;

It glinted in the dying light of fall-

Fresh su…

Published 2 years ago.

Friendship Anxiety

I hope that I can find a proper manner

To make new friends and treat them as they’d choose,

So they …

Published 2 years ago.

Downstream

As water flowed, it washed me all away:

The elements that made me what I am;

My hopes and visions,…

Published 2 years ago.

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ethelthefrog
JonB
Jim Stitzel
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
Escapist
Robert Quick
Abstract
Fantasist
creamer
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Anorak
rhubarb_j
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