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desert home

The desert sometimes feels like home. Its quiet soul runs hot and cold like a day of Spring at sunrise and Winter at sunset. I am lost in sand and storms, face wrapped tight with linen cloth, knowing that when the wind clears…

if i write

if i write everyday, will the ancestors read my words? ink to paper paper to mind mind to action action to creation creation to ink ink to words words to sounds sounds to touch will the ancestors touch the world with words spoken…

awaken the world within

Writing Prompt: Forward Drive What is the one thing that drives you to wake up in the morning and do whatever it is you do? Is it writing, family, friends, or something else entirely? Possibility. When I think about all the things that are…

freedom in green

the wind blows wild and filled with memory pine branches litter the sun greened lawn moisture tilts the clouds to wet the leaves and i remember their dreams tree dreams i am them in ages gone no humans only insects and sea urchins…

dream with me

i want to dream with you in technicolor let our minds intertwine as we write stories in our sleep state dream with me we will create worlds

at the end of it all – my obituary

Writing Prompt: In Loving Memory Write your obituary. zaji didn’t want to be good or bad. she wanted to be wild and free. she wanted to run naked through an open field in the hot summer rain and dance with her sister friends…

crazy story #1 (turning orange)

I could feel it happening. It was after midnight. My fingers were orange and my hair began turning orange. I had a wild urge to lay in the grass. I was turning into a pumpkin. I was flopping around on one lonely shoe.…

burning memories

Writing Prompt: Burning Down the House Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? Photo album Book Computer Journal Wallet If I could gather up all my photos and books, that would…

the skin i’m in

Writing Prompt: New Skin If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you” — a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc. — who would you choose to be? I would…

the luxury of nature

Writing Prompt: Feeling Fancy You’re given unlimited funds to plan one day full of any and all luxuries you normally can’t afford. Tell us about your extravagant day with as much detail as possible. This feels like relative freedom, although not fully free.…

the rebellion

Writing Prompt: One at a Time Today, write a post about the topic of your choice — using only one-syllable words. To be stuck with words that have one piece, just one sound, is odd. It is like my life force is in jail, trapped by…

spinning tales

Writing Prompt: Spinning Yarns What makes a good storyteller, in your opinion? Are your favorite storytellers people you know or writers you admire? Writers come and go, but storytellers are one in a million. True storytellers pick you up and drop you into…

things gone by to come

Writing Prompt: Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to. I look across the table at my 10-years-ago self, wondering what…

the color of me

We imagine many kinds of worlds. We’ve even lived through decades of black & white television where our world was reflected back to us without color. Some have claimed they only dream in black and white. Whereas I have always dreamed in full…

pandora: on the inside

This is an interesting writing prompt that is easy for me to imagine. I would spend a day inside the movie Avatar. While there, everything wonderful, amazing and adventurous happens. No outsiders have even imagined Pandora exists. I’d live the life of the…

celebrating me

Strange as it may seem to some, I have absolutely no desire to be any celebrity for a day. No matter whom I admire, the bottom line is I don’t have a clue about their lives, who they are, what they think and…

the wandering list

There are so many places on earth I would love to visit. The planet is amazingly beautiful and filled with adventure. Ultimately I’d love to visit every single inch of this place we call home. Until that can be achieved, the first five…

wishing on a star

Sometimes we are offered more things than we need. But we may still accept those things; maybe out of greed, selfishness or a need to be polite. It’s become so much a second nature reaction, that we will take it, even without thinking,…

what goes around…really goes around

The are few things I believe in unwaveringly. I leave myself open to all the possibilities in the universe we can imagine. Karma is one of those things that I don’t believe as a definitive truth of existence, but as a very real…

after here

What if when we die, we do not go to a single place where all people ascend to, but to whatever place we believe we will go? What if we create our own individual afterlife, and no two afterlives will be the same?…

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