Itch

The itch grinned just a scratch away
Like monsters edging up my skin
Who wanted in perhaps to play
Perhaps to lead my mind astray
And if I let the itch proceed
What would it need to turn today
Into a dVerse birthday wish?


Text: Linked to dVerse Quadrille where Grace is hosting and we are celebrating dVerse’s seventh anniversary. The quadrille word is “itch”. The poem is also a septet, a seven-line poem on any topic, which I will be featuring on Thursday to keep the party going.

Photos: “Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods”, above, and “On the Road to Cripple Creek”, below.  They are an itch to travel back there someday.

On the Road to Cripple Creek

Pieces of a Dream

Dreams make sense in pieces.
They show up every night.
Even when I’m not aware
They shine their guiding light.

One day I may listen
And try to understand.
I’ll dream until you find me where
You can take my hand.


Photos: “Ferns in Black and White”, above, and “Dream Pieces”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Pieces of a Dream in Black and White”.

Dream Pieces

Broken Fence

The Fredericks bought Adkins Estate with farmhouse, barn and sheds. The farm maintained itself from land rentals to local farmers. There was also a notorious fence separating it from ancient Indian burial grounds.

That’s why they bought it. They planned to rent rooms to people wanting to spend the night in a haunted house.

They repaired the buildings but broke the fence to make it look spookier. They called their website “Visit Fredericks’ Freaky Ghost House”.

Many rented rooms and left five-star reviews until it became known that after changes to the fence, the ghosts no longer felt welcome.


Linked to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge with the prompt “broken fence”. Stories are required to be exactly 99 words excluding title. I searched, but I could not find Frederick’s Ghost House. Just in case there is such a place, this is a work of fiction.

Photos: “Deep Green Looking Up”, above, and “Where There’s Sun There’s a Shadow”, below. These don’t look spooky to me, but perhaps I am not looking close enough.

Where There's Sun There's a Shadow

One-Liner Wednesday — Adequate Awareness

We’re only aware of so much but that so much is enough.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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The Need for Speed

With maddening speed the little weed
Grows through the vacant lot.
When fertilized bare spots concede
They’ve lost to what green’s got.


Photos: “Speeding Past the Green Below”, above, and “This Guy’s in No Hurry”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “the need for speed”.

This Guy's in No Hurry

Buttons

Ryan held the hand-carved applewood buttons. They each had four tiny holes like real buttons.

“Your Uncle Thomas made them for me.” Ryan returned the buttons to his great aunt. He couldn’t see why anyone would have made them.

“He made my wedding dress as well.” Ryan thought that was as odd as those buttons.

“We bought a cake and two rings. I had flowers for my hair.” He heard the story before.

“I forgave him.” Ryan listened. He hadn’t heard that part.

“For dying so young.” He had heard that part.

“I feel him visit me every day.”


Text: Linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays on themes of forgiveness and Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge with the current challenge to write a 99-word story prompted by the word “buttons”.

Photos: “Two Golden Rings”, above, and “Sunset”, below.

Sunset

One-Liner Wednesday — List

Anything I cannot do right away goes to the top of my procrastination list.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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