Have an idea, and imagine the applause. Write it down in graphite. Ink. Blood. And dream of the applause. Now, rip your idea to shreds. Reduce it. Refine it. And beg for the applause. Send it into the world. Your words. Your thoughts. And await the applause. Get in front of … Continue reading Applause
(Lights up on a messy dorm room. JASON sits on the bed with a laptop. KATIE lounges on a beanbag with a magazine. They’re both college age, dressed casually, and seem at home in the … Continue reading Writer’s Block: A Play in One Act
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With the arrival of spring rains, backyards across the midwest are blooming like crazy! Weeds of all sorts are popping up, and it's a time for those interested in Herbalism to begin their training with the four common "beginner" weeds: Clover, Dandelion, Purple Dead Nettle, and Mullein. Clover is part of the Trifolium genus … Continue reading Common “Weeds” for Budding Herbalists.
The first thing you notice is the taste. It enters your nose and settles on your tongue like a bad memory made of bleach, metal, and despair. You try to swallow it down as you take your seat, but it only gets worse. The blue recliners are cold and hard. The blanket they give you … Continue reading Treatment Day
Just another weed in an overgrown yard Waiting for life’s lawnmower to run me down Like some toxic, gilled mushroom. But I have a secret that nobody knows. My roots go deep, deeper than they realize, And I will always return to myself. For the lambent light of the sun Shines through my yellow petals … Continue reading Self Portrait as a Dandelion
Is it truly bliss? Going about your life Not knowing what goes on around you? Or is it a hassle, Realizing how little you know? Ask and you shall receive! Now, getting information is easier than ever! Content yourself with what you know. Everything can be learned in time. The prompt for today's post … Continue reading Ignorance in Acrostic form