Bet shambled along, one flip flop ahead of the other till she reached the door, number seventeen. Another low point, again. She couldn’t seem to catch, or give herself, a break. The dim interior, after shutting the door, fit her mood, light peering in thru the crack in the blackouts, that was it, filtered gloom. He had left her in an awful state, his sudden departure, her only joy now was popping the tab on the can in the bag from the mini-mart. Tomorrow, Bet would dress and try to get her life back. But that’s tomorrow, this is today.
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This week’s prompts are:
- a cheap motel
- John’s long gone
Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!
I love how unofficial this Guild is, a product of my old friend TRK, who can never pass a prompt without writing. I wrote 100 to this one today, and in less than 25 minutes, which was suggested.
RAT RACE… A Nursery Rhyme in 33 words
Life becomes struggle,
To juggle these days.
How did it happen,
I’ve entered a maze.
They say pills have helped,
Ones that they gave.
I’m really not sure,
If I will be saved.
I wanted to write something in 33 words, since I missed the recent Trifextra. I decided to try a poem. After I wrote it, I didn’t know what form it was, so I consulted the Noted Scandinavian Poet, Björn Rudberg (who nosed out ‘you know who’, to claim first post this time). He said it reminded him of a nursery rhyme format, and that was good enough for me… I liked it. Björn also gave me a few other tips. If you liked it… Thank you. If you didn’t… Blame Björn.
Plague Rat Illustration by Emily Veinglory