Three Word Prompt: Drawstring Relationship


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?

We are grommets along the edge of an old drawstring tucker.

You on one far edge and I, the other.

At first, though, we were close, were we not?

Life gathered fold upon fold and we together held in all the murky contents,

the feelings, the memories, the fears.

We held on.

Our fingers bruised at the junctures.

But the smull would not be contained forever, and at once, the edges were gripped / the edge ripped

And the contents dripped and then tumultuously spilled

Into the fallow field untilled

With no seeds to nourish or to poison; the earth has it all now.


Oh you tucker pulled wide!

You damn' cretinous canvas


Was it good for you?

It is not for me and my dearling.

A yawning canyon steeps beneath,


Effluvia fomenting, relenting away.

I call from my loft

You cannot hear but I think that you waved.


Oh you drawstring

You connect us/you separate us

You crevice

I crave us


Look, you waltzer,

Your billy has boiled, your bile has gushed.


Pull yourself back together

Pull us back together

Do it now.


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Comments (5 so far!)

ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Hm, is it fate or do you hold the strings yourself?

  • #1909 Posted 6 years ago
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I am very doubtful as to the true answer to your question. I hope one day to learn more...and that I can live with the answer.

  • #1913 Posted 6 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Oh, you'll live.. it just might be less fun than you thought for a while.

  • #1914 Posted 6 years ago
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:D The drawstring idea brings to mind the little illustration of a tesseract from A Wrinkle in Time by hero writer Madeline L'Engle...(sp?)

  • #1915 Posted 6 years ago
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Spelling correction: Madeleine L'Engle

  • #1931 Posted 6 years ago
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Author's prompt text:

Crevice Canyon Canvas


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