Saturday Sound Bites-Scary

Thanks Calen for that writing prompt found here: https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/saturday-sound-bites-scary/ "07 SaturdayApr 2018 Posted by calensariel What are your three biggest fears? What about them scares you so much?" Do I have to limit it to three? (Disclaimer: I have an anxiety disorder and my fears are an unfortunate part of my daily life. I make…

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Making an effort

This relationship has stalled I want communication He wants __________ (well if he were speaking to me I would know) I can guess I have waited I have asked All answers are 'I don't know' I know that his actions provide a glaring answer of their own 'I don't want to I'm not ready to…

Difficult

Dear Readers, I guess you can tell I'm struggling to remain focused I'm pulled like Silly Putty in the hands of a toddler Not understanding the reality of sticky objects she puts me in her sock I'm spending time fending off emotional assaults attention seeking behavior sorting through my purse being accused of yelling and…

A Long Story

The Silent Sentinel said, "You've got really bad taste in men!" So that caught me off guard I had to count to ten Tell me something I don't know. Artists and their delusions of passion sex and living in the moment "If I could go back in time and never marry your father I would"…

A Poet’s visit

Emotions on her sleeve she sniffs a lifetime of words blows out a breath and commences to speak All anxiety vanquished by a picture flowing off her tongue A pane of painted tempered glass protects the poet from evil winds It's all a loss she wrote Time will heal these wounds A time capsule of…

Girly

We knew that the surgery would be quick and painful without a long recovery The ENT doctor was professional and anticipated no problems The drive there was harrowing Put a toddler in a car drive in rush hour traffic only to get stuck one exit before the destination It took thirty minutes to get to…

What Makes Me Feel Loved

The Sandbox Writing Challenge 2018 Exercise 11 from Impromptu Promptlings What Makes Me Feel Loved When I remember a shared memory or moment from twenty years ago with a friend I talk to three or four times a year birthdays and holidays come and go but when I call he answers his smile travels through…

Dead batteries

I bought a laptop battery two or three months ago It sat while I waited for the right moment to undo ten itty bitty star shaped screws and open the back of the only device I can blog on Insert photo of the smallest screws in the world Dusty, I did not recognize the parts…

The duality of perception in communication

Yesterday, I may have said Did you clean the kitty litter? But he heard You have never cleaned the kitty litter. Creating an argument with one participant The other blinks in confusion at another conversation that has gone astray again Obviously, I must be speaking some alien language translated by angry squirrels on a bad…