OLWG · writing

OLWG# 228- More Nondenominational Short Verse

Bits and Pieces, written for OLWG# 228



three six-packs
eighteen beers
put three back – express checkout

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Milena let me take her to Montreux,
Firenze, and St. Tropez (where we followed in the footsteps of Bardot)
We climbed to the castle walls in Larochette
In Seville, I let her slip away.
She was a free spirit; I was never going to hold her for long.
I am thankful for the time we had together.

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“See that large white house, across the water?”
“Uh-huh, I see it.”
“I want them all killed. I want the house burned down. Sift through the ashes and bring me what you find. I want the nails and picture hooks. I want their teeth, I want the gemstones, I want anything left after the fire.”




This week’s prompts were:

  1. burn it down – for the nails
  2. world traveller
  3. 15 or less

writing · WU

Short Verse of No Particular Denomination

Written for Ms Rose’ In Person Prompt Event


Lisa rested her hands in her lap and pondered spending her winnings.

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Marty tried to see beyond the darkness. It’s just a tunnel, he thought, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Then he remembered the clown. Why is there always a clown?

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“I’d like a pizza dog and an Orange Julius, to take away,” Donna ordered politely.

“This isn’t Orange Julius,” the spotted high schooler informed her, “this is Orange Delight. Orange Julius is in the Eastside Mall.”

“Can I get a pizza dog and an Orange Delight, then?” Donna countered.

“Well you can get an Orange Delight, but you’ll probably be disappointed. It’s nothing like an orange Julius, and we don’t have a pizza dog, but we have sauerkraut.” The kid paused and stared; waiting for Donna to consider her options.

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Billy marched across the stage and plucked the proffered diploma from the chancellor’s hand. This is it then, he thought. What the fuck am I going to do now?




The prompts were:

orange delight; Mona Lisa; tunnel; wide open universe