From Sarah, With Joy

Writer querying two novels and some other word babies. I tend to effervesce.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Shared Differences and a Call for Submissions



Shared Differences

He said, take this watermelon.
It is something we have in common.
Hold the gnawed rind up to your face
like a smile.
I said, I take thee, smile,
for mine own.
That's right, he said. That's right.
I said, I take thee, stadium lights
I take thee, sidewalk crack
I take thee, plutonium core
of a hydrogen bomb.
Then he and I and all of us
smiled a mushroom cloud
and when the smoke cleared, we all
turned to our neighbor and said
Here, take this face.
It is something we have in common.

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Writing Prompt: Finish this sentence (and share in comments so we can see your genius!)
My toothbrush is red. This is the most important thing you need to know about me because_____________________________.
Call for Submissions: Funny in Five Hundred is looking for flash humor pieces. Try your hand!

Read More: Check out Anne R. Allen's great post this week on keeping an open mind and teachable heart so we don't get caught in our own flawed perspectives as writers.

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7 comments:

  1. ...because I'm a vampire.
    Sorry, best I could come up with!

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    1. This is great! I totally didn't even think of that one at all :)

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  2. My toothbrush is red. This is the most important thing you need to know about me because you've lost the word "witch," and you saw me pull out a blue toothbrush just a moment ago.

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  3. "...because it's red with your blood."

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  4. WOW! Am I ever glad you came to my site, so I could come back and find you........this poem is an AMAZEMENT. Your style is way cool. Your imagination is astonishing. I am very impressed. LOVED this. But am very nervous about the cat sitting on the railing in the photo below, for fear she will fall off. Smiles.

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  5. ... because ive been in my jail cell for 6 months and 11 days now; and anything as bright and happy as this? Ha. Forbidden.
    ...But that of course wouldn't stop me.


    Sorry everyone I wrote more than a sentence lol

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