What is the use of a fine house
if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.
–Henry David Thoreau*
A daily one word writing prompt. You have sixty seconds to write. No hovering or hesitating, the clock is ticking. I won’t spoil it for you by giving away today’s prompt, so here’s an earlier effort, warts and all, just to prove I usually do edit.
to cap it all another thing went wrong. like it had been going all day. there are just days you wish you could start over. or scratch out. but they too are a part of life. and everyone experiences them. you’re not alone in this.
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This week’s DP writing challenge is to do “something completely different”.
* The quote comes from a word a day, another quirky and charming site.
Love is sharper than stones or sticks;
Lone as the sea, and deeper blue;
Loud in the night as a clock that ticks;
Longer-lived than the Wandering Jew.
Show me a love was done and through,
Tell me a kiss escaped its debt!
Son, to your death you’ll pay your due-
Women and elephants never forget.
– Dorothy Parker