ALIEN THOUGHT FOR A FOGGY DAY

Despite all of the previous hoaxes, he was sure the latest video of a UFO hovering over the park was the real thing. Waking up to a low-pitched hum and suspended in viscous gel the shade of mouldering bread instead of the camouflaged lean-to he’d been hiding in for the last month confirmed it. They had received his transmission.

Indeed, once the germicide clears, liquifies, and drains from the pod he will be released from the prison of blood, bone, and derma he has donned for nearly fifty years—finally, free to move about and validate the progress his peers have made in his absence.  

If all is well, the invasion may begin.

The last resort.

The final test.

They say, love is the key to life, but so far, they didn’t seem to understand what that means.   

The hum fades. The cloud clears.

In the deafening silence, he cannot help but wonder…

Will they, once and for all, set aside their differences? Stand side by side? Hand in hand? Join together for the highest good of all concerned?

We shall see.

We shall see.

Thank you to Lyn, author of  THE CALL OF THE PEN,  for sharing the photo and the Write Now Prompt that prompted this little ditty.

Be well Dear Reader
and
❤ Thank You for stopping by ❤

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‘TIS ALL HALLOWS WEEK…

…and there is still much to do,
like weaving webs,
stringing skulls,
and refining shrieks of,
BOO!
BOO!
BOO!

True…

the pumpkin has been carved,
skeletons are out of the closet, Continue reading

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IF YOU COULD TURN BACK THE SUNDIAL…


…WOULD IT BE to a time when dropping into a rabbit hole was just that—

a twisting tumble into a bottomless burrow,

a spiralling spin down an endless earthen tunnel, Continue reading

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SOMEONE PINCH ME – I Think I’ve Woken Up On Mars

From my bed
waning moon
glides  
across a velvet black sky
a planet
shimmers nearby
far above 
the earth
and
my head


The Blue Marble

rotates.

Woke up
7:00 a.m.
to pumpkin spice darkness
odorless
it took only one dream and half a nightmare
to travel the
forty-three point seven five six million miles
to the red planet.
Do I still need a mask?

California wildfire smoke Continue reading

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A SUNDAY NOODLE

If this is BEAUTY-FUL


and this is Continue reading

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CHOOSE A BOOK-TURN TO CHAPTER EIGHT-BEGIN WITH LINE EIGHT

She just couldn’t figure out what that something was. Had it risen from the cooling embers when she turned and reached for her fleece?

Besides the chill that launched goosebumps up her back, spread them across her neck, and down her arms, a wave of fine hairs saluted the intruder from places she never thought were populated by even the finest follicles evolution had ever inspired.

Dark, swirling fingers curled around her waist. Looks like smoke, she thought.

 

It spiralled up, up, upward toward her chin. Smells like smoke.

But smoke does not Continue reading

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WHAT THE ICEBERG SAID

Bold. Blue. Megalithic. 

To think I might have begun as a whispered word on an ancient’s breath,
a droplet in the spray of a neolithic sneeze,
the spatter in a sputtered warning, “Run!”
a
single
snowflake
spit from a cloud,
delivered on an ocean breeze.

How many Continue reading

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TWO QUIRKS, A CONSIDERATION, AND A QUANDARY – a.k.a. Peculiar Pandemic Ponderings

THE QUIRKS:

  • My husband surprised me with blueberry pancakes for breakfast today, and for the first time ever, I noticed that I eat my pancakes in measured quadrants reminiscent of PHI, the law of divine proportion. 
    • Later, I nibbled on a slice of cheese – left to right, left to right – like a vintage typewriter devouring a sheet of paper in a rush to immortalize a burst of inspiration,
      without the carriage return’s ding, of course.

      A CONSIDERATION:

      If a woman has no children, she is childless. If a child has no parents, it is parentless. Why then is a bloodthirsty pirate said to be ruthless? Unless of course, he’s done away with his unfaithful wench and her name was Ruth.

Continue reading

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LEGO LOCKDOWN – THE STOWAWAYS

“Won’t you step into my spaceship,” said the spider to the fly. “Tis the speediest little spacecraft in which you’ll ever fly. It will take us to great heights, ones you’ve never reached before. Just soar up here to where I’m hanging, beside the cockpit door.”

“Oh, no thank you,” said the fly. “Though your invite sounds quite grand. I’m happy here upon the earth, buzzing o’er the land.”

“Are you certain?” said the spider. Continue reading

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THIS Weekend! Visit the BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL From Home!


Attention Book Lovers!
#BayAreaBookFestival #Unbound is bringing authors and programs to the comfort and safety of your home starting May 1-3.

“Our aim is to bring you a meaningful slice of literary goodness: one we hope will be a powerful antidote to the chaos of this challenging time.”

Launching  HERE over the weekend of May 1-3 the Bay Area Book Festival will premier a series of riveting live and recorded virtual events on their YouTube channel, featuring a lineup of acclaimed authors. Topics range from voting rights, to health and wellness, to the role of art and literature in these trying times. And, of course, a robust slate of sessions for kids, teens, and families is also on the program.

Here’s a snippet of the stellar KidLit program. Cooool! Right? See you there! Cheers ❤

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