Revolver

In response to W. Mason Revolving Fire-Arms Patented Jan 19, 1875 (No. 158,957.): I read somewhere that the number one killer of Americans is Americans.…

W. Mason Revolving Fire-Arms Patented Jan 19, 1875 (No. 158,957.)

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you?

Exceptionalism

In response to Cuba and the Cameraman (film) : Passively watching the life cycle of a dictator is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Who really needs…

Arthritic Flower

In response to Maya Angelou’s, “Still I Rise” The world feels heavy as of late, not directly because of the political changes in my homeland, but…

from “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that is…

$824.6 Billion

In response to Kurt Vonnegut’s, Fates Worse Than Death: When I was a child is such a cliché way to start a paragraph.  I might…

from “Fates Worse Than Death” by Kurt Vonnegut

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? A woman said to me after my speech, “Nobody should ever be bombed.” I…

The day wouldn’t write…

In response to Leonard Cohen’s, “The Book of Longing“: In those hours before I am ready to let go of the ephemeral place and allow…

from “The Book of Longing”, a poem by Leonard Cohen

  From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn’t…