#99 word Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

January 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

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99 words, no more, no less. It’s a simple constraint, an easy-to-master literary art form, and a powerful writing tool for creatives and entrepreneurs. Writers calibrate the usefulness and beauty of 99-words through weekly flash fiction challenges.

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Wave your hands in the air

Like you just don’t care!

They do care very much

About the conditions they work in

Too often the loos don’t flush

Water is turned off

Waiting repair

Which takes too long

Poor management in winter

Means working in the cold

This in turn, slows down production

Which means working late

No extra pay

Too many break times cancelled

People become sick

Our floor manager asked

For hot drinks to be made

Every four hours

This went down with management

like a lead balloon

it’s no wonder we’re shouting

and waving our arms…

©anitadawes 2020

 

Luck… #Poetry

 

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   Luck

I have chased good luck around the globe

Wondering where it hides

Trinkets bought, hung in place

Now no more than gathered dust

I have been told recently

You cannot buy it for yourself

A trinket must be given as a gift

This is your luck right there

Someone took the time

to think about you…

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 160 #SynonymsOnly

Anita has composed an etheree poem this week for Colleen’s words CALM and PRESENT.

Slow

Running

Cool water

Smooth round boulders

Ancient hands have touched

They speak of memory

Old-time tingling my fingers

Something new begins, today’s thought

Standing on history, time waiting

To awaken again by someone’s touch…

©anitadawes 2020

 

 

#The SundayWhirl ~ #Wordle 438

 

Some say it is best to cut your cloth

According to the times

I say it is no more than a disguise

To hide the buzz inside your head

To be different, fly your own flag

Fly in the face of convention

To ring the bell, shout for change

Be proud to walk as if you know

the new style you carry has deeper meaning

Let your words channel a new path for the young

Sign your name, tie it in a silken bow, wear it loose

Burn the old files, let the sweetness of sugar

Be the taste for life that guides the new you…

©anitadawes 2020

My Head… #Poetry

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My Head

I hear you whispering

Inside my head

As if you think I’m dead

Have I lost all sense of reality?

Did the bell toll for me

Am I taken to a new realm?

If I could turn up the sound of your voice

Would you tell me

I died while sleeping and

The bell did toll loud and clear for me…

©anitadawes 2020

#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

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99 words, no more, no less. It’s a simple constraint, an easy-to-master literary art form, and a powerful writing tool for creatives and entrepreneurs. Writers calibrate the usefulness and beauty of 99-words through weekly flash fiction challenges.

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January 2, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something found in a hutch. It can be any kind of hutch — a box for critters or a chest for dishes. Go where the prompt leads!

 

 

 

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My mother’s welsh dresser needed filling

I remembered the six crates in the attic

Not sure about most of the china

So old fashioned

I managed to find a few bits

I was about to carry the pieces down bit by bit

When I noticed a small crate

over by the window

Taking a quick look, I found

a blue and gold Aladdin’s lamp

It felt warm to the touch

Unlike the other pieces

I felt instantly fascinated with it

Carrying it down like a precious new-born

Placing it on the dresser

Most days, someone will rub it for luck…

©anitadawes

 

 

#Keepitalive #Whatdoyousee #Poetry

What do you see # 10 – December 30th, 2019

 

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The world trembled

on the edge of a new year

Joey has run from the circus

Drunk on happiness

Balloons high in the air

Hopes of a new year awaits

He has taken the old year by the tail

Spun it high above his head

Into the future

There was much in the old one

Worth repeating

Fireworks flare, flashing

Filling the sky with colour

He lets go the strings

The air-filled orbs rush towards the heavens

Joey hopes they reach the place of dreams

Where wishes come true…

©anitadawes

#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

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December 26, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the phrase by design. It can be used in any manner — a label, a mantra, a story. Go where the prompt leads!

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At my age, I don’t think about changing my life

It’s more like how to hang on to what’s left of it

If I did give thought to it

I would like to design my own parents

After thoroughly vetting them first

Their childhood, their parents

As they will become my grandparents

Very important

Do they love each other

As much as they show the world?

Not really knowing if this idea

Is better than pot luck

Two people getting together

Then Fate takes over

Thing is, it is not always kind

Mostly, I believe we cannot change anything…

©anitadawes
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