Author: Elusive Trope

A Decision is Made in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Flash Fiction / NaNoWriMo

The night Mediterranean takes the town over. It taints the streets, seeps over old and new furniture, a watery pall blunting even the barks of the stray dog. He wonders how long it had been since either had spoke in the room. So he whispers, I’m going….Ravachol deserves better.  Wrapped in his arms, she refuses to stir. He adds, there are things more important than us. She leans in and kisses his throat. . First posted on July 10th, 2016, on my previous […]

the inebriate

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My Poetry

just before Old Sammy’s Bridge a judge pulled over on the side of the road swims in the light of state-trooper red and blues down by the lake a few clicks away a night bird calling for all the broken spirits to gather round a question answers a question what’s the story sir do you know who i am The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Challenge #61 | Broke | Judge | Story | Bridge | Lake | […]

Lurking at the All Hallows’ Eve Magnetic Poetry Slam

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Magnetic Poetry

Welcome to the first annual MPSC All Hallows’ Eve Poetry Slam. Below are this year’s contestants who stepped up to the mic (a.k.a. virtual refrigerator) and slammed down some magnetic verses: Ken, “shine on” Sue, “Siren” Kat, untitled Pat, “Shadows” Kat, untitled Crow, “wither, ancient spirit” Uttley, “Sorcerer and ” and untitled Debbie, “Language” Sue, “Samhain” Merril, “Succubus” writing writing words words words, untitled If you want to learn how to participate in next Saturday’s challenge […]

Dispatch from the Trenches: Self-Inflicted Complications (10.30.16)

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Dispatch from the Trenches / NaNoWriMo / Quote

All the same we take our chances Laughed at by time Tricked by circumstances Plus ca change Plus c’est la meme chose ~ Rush ~   In my last dispatch, I mentioned I was immersed in apartment hunting. It would seem that the issue has been addressed, although i won’t be moving until the beginning of December. Given the light sparsity of my possessions, however, the moving thang is not an onerous undertaking. So it would […]

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge: All Hallows’ Eve Poetry Slam

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Magnetic Poetry / My Poetry / Quote

I am in truth the Steppenwolf that I often call myself; that beast astray that finds neither home nor joy nor nourishment in a world that is strange and incomprehensible to him. ~ Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf ~ Come in. Come in. Admission is free and all are welcomed to join. Don’t be anxious. Or frightened. Step right up to the mic. We’re all friends here at the All Hallows’ Eve Poetry Slam. Your only prompt […]

The Wednesday Magnetic Poetry Chorus

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Magnetic Poetry

I think we’re absolutely remaining the essence of a chorus, yet we have, yet we are totally totally individual people and think individually. But a chorus doesn’t have to be necessarily a body that thinks together, they’re just a body that speaks together, you know usually, so I think we are still remaining absolutely in a traditional chorus, yet we don’t think at the same time or the same things. Michael Grady-Hall, National Theater’s ‘Antigone’: The […]