Writing the longer piece (I’m still scared to call it a novel) is harder for me than I thought, so I joined Week #15 of Julia’s 100 Word Challenge in the hopes that a short respite would help. Julia threw us a curve this time, directing us to use only 50 words plus the prompt “the autumn leaves”, so I linked my entry here instead of at Words One Hundred where it wouldn’t fit in.
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We’re supposed to relate this week’s entry to the season. As always, feel free to tell me what you think. Here’s mine:
The autumn leaves much
Too many filters —
for the furnace,
for my shards of thought.
distaste for cold
on steadfast friends.’
‘Complete chores of this dark, turning season
through dust. cobwebs. pieces of death unrecognized.
like spring begins.
Pretend winter awaits your call.’