Category Archives: Writing Prompt

“Don’t Push the River…

…It Flows by Itself.” Released by author and Gestalt therapist Barry Stevens, it was the self-help book of my generation. The pages are well worn, dog-eared, book-marked and highlighted in my copy of the 1970 book. I often recommended it … Continue reading

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Broken #WritePhoto

Stone, brick, concrete Elements durable Forged sturdy Crumbling still Patterns repeated Exposing a foundation Of questionable strength. Thursday photo prompt – broken #writephoto Comments Closed. Stepping away for a few days. See you next week. Van

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The Island #Writephoto

From John Donne, London, 1614. Meditation 17 Devotions upon Emergent Occasions ‘No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by … Continue reading

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Still Water … #Writephoto

Still waters run deep. Or do they ? He never answered her question. “What are you thinking ?” Sarah tried. She had been looking lovingly into his eyes for a long time. He gazed back. Tom was the strong, silent … Continue reading

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The Chest # writephoto

They were never intended for our eyes. They were evidence. Family secrets. A life ruined. But there they were. The telltale photos. Glued onto yellowing pages. Hidden at the bottom of¬†the chest. Beneath¬†embroidered lace, sterling silver platters. Two leather-bound albums. … Continue reading

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Kalamazoo

Yes, it is a real place, a lovely city in western Michigan. The only reference I’d ever heard of it was in a very old Glenn Miller song “I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo”.It’s the first thing I thought of … Continue reading

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Personal Loan

“I need $200.” Mike thought it might be drug money, but Bobby was a friend, trying to clean up his act. It was just a loan. They worked the same summer job, for very different reasons. Bobby’s wealthy family insisted; … Continue reading

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