#vss very short story
Barbara trusted the angel on the porch. When her stomach glowed turquoise, it meant the holy spirit had impregnated her, again. This morning, she had expected it. The strange lights in the sky last night and the strange, uncomfortable dream were almost exactly the same as last time. She only hoped that this time she had a baby, instead of that octopus-praying-mantis-like creature that had slithered out of her and crawled away without so much as a second look.
I want to thank Colette Coen for her blog post informing about Creative Writing Ink Writing Prompts. Creative Writing Ink provides beautiful photo-prompts weekly and invites you to link your stories to their page to enter a free monthly contest.
They also have listings for other writing competitions!
Today’s Poetry Prompt and Poem
I’m beginning to think my house is trying to drown me. It is determined to fill up with water. Last week (it is hard to believe I was still doing NaNoWriMo just last week) the bottom of my hot water tank started pouring water all over the place filling the utility room floor and pouring into the carpet in the hallway. Yesterday, I walked into standing water in my bathroom. The hose behind the toilet ruptured and was spraying a stream of water sideways with a curious hissing sound. If I had gone on vacation, starting last week, I would have come home to a house full of water. Thus, today’s theme.
Today’s prompt: The image from Creative Writing Ink prompt from October 5th goes well with today’s theme. Write a poem inspired by the image or the theme A House Full Of Water.
A House Full Of Water
When it rains it pours
Around the windows and under doors
Pooling in carpets and on linoleum floors
Finding the vacuum that nature abhors.
Streams and trickles becoming a flood
Clusters of dust turning to mud
Protection from elements the home’s life-blood
Now my charge with towels I scud
The offenders replaced, I find a reprieve
The water’s back on, all is well, I believe
But every pipe and connector is out to deceive
A house full of water is a house I can’t leave
Today, I will finish reading through my draft. I also have a few books on editing to pick up from the library, so there should be a lot to work with tomorrow.
■ Day 7 TIP ■ from Anjela Curtis-Today is a day to share any one or several flash fic ideas or premises you have been pondering. Post perspective lines, dialogue, etc…or as always, post an entire flash tale. But, no pressure!
Today’s Oblique Strategy:
Go to an extreme, move back to a more comfortable place
Happy Reading and Writing!