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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Ultimate Goal

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

In hopes this seething street leads me to rest,

And dr…

Published 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago.

Downstream

As water flowed, it washed me all away:

The elements that made me what I am;

My hopes and visions,…

Published 3 years ago.

Gray Blind 4

With one socked foot, Rachael pressed against the glass door tentatively, listening hard. Her eye wa…

Published 3 years ago.

Gray Blind 3

Rachael's eyes could not focus. Where was the glass wall? Where was the bathroom door? It all appear…

Published 3 years ago.

Gray Blind 2

Her faded blue jeans--faded through use, not by chemicals at a factory--seemed to be slit into strip…

Published 3 years ago.

Gray Blind 1

Rachael slipped into the bathroom, eyes on the hallway beyond. She rested her back on the shelves an…

Published 3 years ago.

7/27/2016

My future, furious, lunges

With weapons sharp and bright

To fell me where I stand.

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A single blow …

Published 3 years ago.

My face turns green and pale

The world waits for me

With greedy, eager hopes;

Prepared with oiled ropes

It waits with vile glee.

Published 3 years ago.

Woebegone

Woe, be gone

Don't linger on

Just try and find a wider home

There's lots of spots

That you could go

Published 3 years ago.

doomed

the sound is doomed

the air is doomed

my lungs full up with spores that plumed

the friends i loved

t…

Published 3 years ago.

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Friends 37

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Brebelles
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RockPaperScissors
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In Nights Arms
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Fantasist
ElshaHawk LoA
JonB
Abstract
Jim Stitzel
wolframdioxide
creamer
Anorak
rhubarb_j
Escapist
Emmyful
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
GradualUprising
Robert Quick
TheCheshireChris
Brebelles
ethelthefrog
August Rode