#NaNoWriMo & #NovPAD Day 14: Tearing Out the Tears

An Afternoon Full of Tears by Maria L. Berg 2021

For today’s images I played with the homograph (words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings, and may be pronounced differently) of tear. Building on yesterday’s images and inspired by the work of Erica Baum and Tracie Morris from week 10 of ModPo, I physically put tears in some of yesterday’s oracle pictures.

Tear Along the Folds by Maria L. Berg 2021

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Today’s prompt is “(blank) That” as the title.

I also took a look at Poetic Bloomings where the prompt is Absence.

Tear Into That

In your absence I will
tear into that
like the fangs of a bat
on the haunch of a donkey
in the dark

You won’t miss it
you won’t know
I’ll never tell

In your absence I will
tear into that
like a cat on a rat
pouncing and growling
then licking my lips
and leave bloody scraps as a gift

You won’t be as pleased
as I am with my display

In your absence I will
tear into that
like claws to a sofa
or brand new curtains
I will shred like a thresher
leaving only threads

You’ll be at a loss
for a cause

Tear the Lid Off the Box by Maria L. Berg 2021


I made it to the regional Zoom meeting yesterday. It felt great to have my words almost done early in the day. I wrote the most words in a day so far this NaNoWriMo yesterday and hit 25K, the halfway point of the wordcount goal: All exciting milestones. However, in my story I’m about to write into Act II, so I’m also on track to create a 100k draft. The only thing that’s bugging me is my strange internal conflict of wanting a plan and having more fun winging it. I’m going to keep trying to map out everything I’ve set up so far and create some sort of map of how everything will come back into the story.

I hope everyone working on their novel is finding their groove and having fun.

Laughter and Tears by Maria L. Berg 2021
November Daily Prompts by Maria L. Berg 2021 Please leave your links in the comments. I hope you will join me.

Happy Reading and Writing!

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