My Writing Addiction and Now TwitterFlash

Friday, the hashtag #WhyIWrite trended. Today I am happy to join a Linkup “Why I Write” with the Finish the Sentence Friday gang. (Which, when I can get to it, is generally Finish the Sentence Sunday.) And also tell you about a super flash writing challenge.

The shortest answer:

 

Many writers love to talk and read about writing.

I’m no exception. This next piece of prose is an “oldie” for me.  So it feels

Before the Castle Gates Close – Flash Fiction

"Wandering through the Woods" by Susan Kimball. Available on Redbubble.com “Wandering through the Woods” by Susan Kimball. Available on Redbubble.com

The hallucinated movements in my peripheral vision are tricks of the fatigue.

The Queen walked this same journey’s path to her new throne. I wonder, did her cloak become frayed and torn from the thistles and brush constantly clawing, holding her back? 

How did this trail look with hope calling from the destination? How does it feel to be rushing toward the light rather than fleeing

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I am not a Poet

I am not a poet. Sometimes, I write poetry.

I am not a teacher, still I train and coach.

I am not a student though I continue to learn.

I am not an engineer, and yet I question

the universe and try

to mold a new future,

or maybe invent an impossible one,

 

I fear.

Of all that I am not…

I am not prepared.

I am not convinced.

I am not culpable.

Yet, of

5 Songs to Encourage Your Bless-ed Adventures

It’s my birthday week and I’m contemplative. Having an August birthday comes with the “end of summer” and always feels a little like Lana’s, that “Summertime Sadness.” You know, melancholy with a touch of let’s-live-while-we-can feeling. (Plus it has the line, “You’re the best, baby” which, of course, makes me think Marcus wrote bits of it.)

 

Last year my birthday gift to me was a day cleared for The Innocent Prince, a day of writing in my favorite writing places. I wish