Category Archives: Creative Writing

Best practices

I do my best writing when I’m not writing. Most of what eventually ends up on “paper” is written in my head while I’m doing something unrelated. Stepping away from a project always opens up that part of my brain … Continue reading

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Writer’s Cramp

It never fails. With every new article, I’m hit with the “spirit of hesitation”. I do everything but get down to business. I’m hesitant to start the first lines, fearful I won’t be able to get my thoughts on paper, … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 9: Shelter

Simplicity calls out from the clutter and entrapment of modernity How much space and stuff and adornment is really needed? Where is the line drawn for contentment with place? Wood, drywall, cement, some siding and paint? Or timbers and canvas, … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 8 Prompt: Violence

The squawking grows louder and more intense I fly out the door to see what the ruckus is about All goes quiet and appears normal Back inside the house the alarm goes up again This time the crows and squirrels … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 7 Prompt: Self-Portrait

The silver streaks are overtaking the blond highlights Of shoulder length hair, Well earned wrinkles replace the smoothness of youth Softened by tears and fears overcome Blue eyes dancing next to laugh lines Deeply etched by joy and sorrow Reading … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day #6 Prompt: Night

    The birch dance with the spruce trees in the amber light of dying flames Flares up again with the spitting and whistling of cedar The crack of twigs in the nearby wood reveal unseen visitors Coming in for … Continue reading

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PAD challenge Day 5- Prompt: discovery

It’s hard to discover something when you’re not looking When the eyes of your heart and soul and mind are shut up tight From the ravages of the modern madness of busyness Being deliberate, opening your senses to the physical … Continue reading

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