Awl Rites Reversed – dVerse Meeting the Bar

This week’s dVerse prompt was a real head-scratcher to start off with for me – the mysteries of more experimental poetry (flarfing, anyone?!) almost beat me into submission. But hey! I don’t give up that easily.

I would like to thank the guy who sat next to me on the train for leaving a copy of the free magazine ‘ShortList’ on his seat (along with the Evening Standard, an empty bottle and a crisp packet), because it provided the perfect tool with which to craft my random word assortment below.

I chose each right hand page and circled one phrase that caught my eye, no thinking involved. It’s experimental, it makes no sense and yet creative in a non-writing way! Such fun!

Please visit the other experimental types who have taken on the challenge – the Mister Linky tool on the dVerse post will take you there. Enjoy the ride!

 

– Awl Rites Reversed –

YOU CAN ALSO FIND US HERE

The men that strut around like peacocks

ONLINE/INSTORE

GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALADS (1937)

Can’t wait for the helloweekend

ARCADE FIRE

‘DAY OF THE DEAD’ TEQUILAS

HAIL THE UNKNOWN KING OF COMEDY

>Ford SYNC with Voice Control

ORIGAMI HELMET

WHY JUDGING THINGS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE

To watch the social

The Sixties’ Mayfair set

White-black-syrup-coloured

Making life that little bit more interesting

TRUE BRITISH CHARACTER

Become a Graphic Designer

Coffee pioneer

Combat daily face torture

On DVD & Blu-ray

The world’s toughest job interview

Now this is football

The Black Hole is Hardcore 5150

VIGILANCE NOT VIGILANTISM

Or prison?

The Acceptable Goatee

You need 10-20 percent more water

I’ve seen the future

Now’s Your Chance

 

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Little Pitchers – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

– Little Pitchers –

“Mu-uuuum!”
“Yes, Robbie?”
“How do they do it?”
“What? Look, stop pushing your sister!”
“But Mu-uuuum!”
“Is this another of your school projects?”
“Yes! It’s important!”
“Go on, then…”
“How do they breathe?”
“Through their mouths, just like we do – stop pushing your sister!”
“But they have those funny things on the side of their heads – I don’t know what they’re for…”
“Ask your father when he gets back – he’ll know. Look! They’re throwing the food in!”
“But Mu-uuuum?”
“For goodness sake! Ears – they’re called ears. And they’re for hearing with. Up you pop, mouth open wide – well done, Robbie!”

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Click on the blue froggy below to read others’ offerings!

Clocked – dVerse Open Link Week 120

Here’s my latest entry into the dVerse Open Link – why not take a look at everyone else’s wonderful responses?

This is about wanting time to move quickly, and not making the most of now.

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– Clocked –

One month before, or
Two weeks until, and
I’ll feel better when this, or
That has happened.

I cross off the days, or
Count down the minutes, and
Wish for the seconds, or
Hours to sweep by.

This unpleasant event, or
That hard conversation, and
I can’t wait for them to pass, or
Do I know what I want?

Because now I am older, or
Wiser than before, and
Know that time is fleeting, or
Finally realise –

That I cannot control time.