The Absence of Her~#poetry #SeptemberWriting #themagicshop



When you are low

A gentle critique hits like a punch

You question your price tag

No reason to deny your pointless trip

Hundreds of people shuffle by your prison

The lives of strangers glow in your perception

You stay distant from nearby comforts

This absence of her started your slide

An invisible family ignores your words

When did your GPS get you this lost?

But, your walk must continue

It is only in your distance that you can survive

A walk forward out of your low


September Writing prompts -The Absence of Her-Day 21/31

Pesky Perversions~#SeptemberWriting #poetry #rhyme


It happened again Stanley got himself fired

He lasted a week from the day he was hired

At all of his jobs he does this strange thing

An act that’s just sick that he enjoys in committing

Every woman he meets he eerily guesses their bra size

Then buys that same fit and wears them as ties

If you thinks that’s too weird and you simply can’t take it

He wears just these ties while being butt-naked

If he just did this at home, that in itself is quite creepy

But he does this in public as a sight that’s just freaky

He claims it’s a gag and just a diversion

Everyone else knows better,  it’s a pesky perversion


September Writing Prompt- Pesky perversions Day 15/30

The Mystery of Milmonyville~#SeptemberWriting #poetry


Welcome strangers to Milmonyville

A quaint little town filled with goodwill

I’m the mayor here re-elected once more

Have lunch in our diner and shop in our stores

Tourists drive through here from all different places

Many are new even I don’t know their faces

Those people who stopped here are now paying the price

We made them our residents for the rest of their lives

Your just passing through on your way to vacation?

Not anymore this is your last destination


September Writing: The mystery of Milmonyville Day 13/30


Taco Telepathy~#SeptemberWriting #ShortFiction #themagicshop



News item from the El Paso (Tx.) weekly Daily Lone-Star, June 14th, 2010

EL PASO, TX- A man attacked another man at the “El Viva” Mexican restaurant on Monday the 15th. Witnesses dining at the restaurant claimed that the man in question, Mr. Richard Fedder was having lunch with the victim, Mr. Alan LaMonte.  Mr. Fedder  reached out to grab Mr. LaMonte by his shirt and proceeded to punch him in the face. Witnesses went on to say that they heard Mr. Fedder screaming  “Now, I know. You’re the one who’s been screwing my wife!”.  Mr. LaMonte attempted to defend himself by throwing his intended lunch, which were Tacos.  Summoned El Paso police arrived moments later and took Mr.Fedder into custody.

Police Blotter from the Kalispell (MT.) daily Montana News, August 19, 2010


KALISPELL- At 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Montana state police stopped a van recklessly driving across state highway rt.15.   The vehicle in question was being driven by Mr. Stephen Monroe.  Mr.Monroe was seen pulling out of the parking lot of the “Tacos R Us restaurant located on Keller St.   His van then proceeded to veer off the highway and into a cement barrier.  The passengers on board besides driver Mr. Monroe were his wife Gail and their two teenage daughters,  Alyssa and Nicole.   When Montana police questioned Mr. Monroe after the incident,  he had claimed that his daughter Alyssa had just announced that she was pregnant and this caused his attention to be diverted from his driving.   Gail and Nicole Monroe refuted this, claiming they heard nothing being said like that which would have led to the accident.   Additionally,  Alyssa claimed that she had not spoken a word since leaving the restaurant but did go on to confirm the news.

From Glowing Meat: Fast food with Super Powers (American Conspiracy magazine, October 10, 2010) by Eddie Drake:

After checking in to my hotel room,  I decided to interview some local residents at the local tavern in town.  Many of them were reticent to speak with me,  except for one. “Gus” was a former maintenance man at the “Mucho Grande latin food distribution plant” located on the outskirts of town.  He confided in me that in his opinion,  he felt that there was something seriously wrong with the ingredients being processed and distributed there.  Many other employees felt this as well,  but most of them wouldn’t speak of it out in the workplace.  The general gossip was that it had something to do with the facility  being located next door to the ‘New Way’ nuclear power plant.  Gus said in his own words:

“Yea, it was just weird. Everyone there kinda whispered to one another that the ingredients were doing somethin’ to them. The REALLY weird thing was that sometimes, you could swear you heard people talking about this stuff  without them speaking  a single word to ya.”

I found Gus to be a generally good-natured and trustworthy person. He gladly answered the next couple of questions that I had prepared for him before the interview. Questions that I had written down, but hadn’t even gotten to ask him yet.


Writing prompt: Taco Telepathy