Category Archives: Writing

Posts about the craft of writing

An antidote to the abuse of ‘language’

There are times when I simply want to scream, when I hear terms like ‘liberty’ and ‘peace’ being so abused by those who would see most of us not really have them.  Or when they justify things that have been … Continue reading

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Bad, bad writing

2007 Results Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2007 Gerald began — but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it … Continue reading

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Poem: “Aspiration”

Special bonus today — an extra short poem that told me it was written and finished after fewer words than even this introduction: Aspiration To be a drop of waterin the Oceanthat is God…                                                  – (c)2006, Becca Morn

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Poem: “Destiny”

Just so you folks think I haven’t forgotten completely about this here blog… Destiny Hidden though the passages bestill we are compelledto seek them Never quite content to exist in contentment however sweet, we strive Under these conditions, given who … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Theresa Sonnleitner

Last night, we got word from my sister-in-law that Stephanie’s mother had passed away the day before.  She was 97 years old, not so great health (stroke took her, but fairly quickly) — but had had a good life, raised … Continue reading

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Aphorisms

Here are a few aphorisms from my collection.  Consider them "mini-poems", little trifles I’ve crafted over time… Cotton-candy wisdom is sweet But it dissolves on the tongue And is gone Only the bitter Makes a lasting impression Miracles bring not … Continue reading

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Poem: “Dakshina

Here’s another odd one that showed up out of nowhere one morning: Dakshina On the long road, I met a man next to an old shrine to the monkey-god Hanuman He stood not before the colorful painted statue, but alongside … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Candle Critic”

Been too long.  I owe you folks one.  Yes, I’ve been quite prolific here, btw. The Candle Critic I used to collect candles all shapes, all sizes it didn’t matter as long as they were beautiful I would take them … Continue reading

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Poem: “Treasure Hunting”

And because it’s been a while, a poem for you, my friends: Treasure Hunting If I ask you             ‘What is the Bliss?’ Come on, you already know the answer Don’t stop to think about it just blurt out the … Continue reading

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Poem: “A Darkness Arrives”

This was another of those poems I wrote, which I almost could not remember writing afterwards.  These ones seem to come from other realms.  I try to write like this more often…but these poems only come when they want to, … Continue reading

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