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Spilled milk

“Sit up.” Mom says.

She gets up and stands behind Sissy’s chair. Sissy’s hair is always in her food. Mom uses her fingers and combs it back into a ponytail. She sits back down.

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“John, at work, got the first deer of the season.” Dad says. He shovels more potatoes into his mouth and Mom nods.

“That’s good. He didn’t get anything last year—right?” she says.

I look down at Sissy’s hand and slide mine towards hers. She starts eating the chicken, and I pull one of her fingers.

She smiles.

“Yeah,” Dad says, “at least this year they can fill their freezer.”

She reaches over and flicks my thumb.

“Mhmm, I can’t believe how bad things were—“

I squeeze her pinky finger and she starts giggling.

Mom looks over at us.

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“Shhhh! Eat your dinner. Dad and I are talking.”

We look down, still trying not to laugh. Sissy sticks her fork in another piece of chicken.

“Anyway, it looks like things are getting better for them.”

“Yeah, yeah. Seems like it is.”

Mom and Dad keep talking. I slide my foot next to Sissy’s chair leg.

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A metaphor

“What was your favorite poem you read for today?”
“Plum.”
“Okay. Why did you like it? What was good about it?”

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“I liked the diction.” The stress of the word caught her tongue.
He turned to the window.
“What about it?”

She looked up, noting his subtle shift from one foot to the other.

“The way the words flowed—I liked the meter.”
“That’s all?”
“That’s all.”

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Free writes 1 & 2 on California and the West Coast

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The west coast looks like a Lite Brite at night—like one of those things you had as a kid, ya know? But it’s not all spectacular and perfect like it looks on the box, nah. It’s like when you got real fed up with that stupid, clown-face bullshit and just shoved the pegs where you wanted.

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The Birthday Box

I killed a bird on my birthday.

Honestly, I don’t think it felt anythin’.  It just kinda dipped down at the last second and it just got sucked under my tire.

Real quick too, like before I even had a chance to swerve, or break, or anythin’.

Anyway, I pulled over to see if I could save it, but it was pretty banged up. It wasn’t breathing or anythin’, but I figured I should call Gramma just in case.

I’ve lived with my Grandmother since I can remember. Never knew my parents. Both of ‘em were meth-heads, or somethin’ like it.

They left me on the porch wrapped in a nasty, ol’ sheet, still bloody and screamin’ my head off.

Haven’t heard from ‘em since.

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“Forward, the Light Brigade! “Charge for the guns!” he said:

Into the valley of Death  rode the six hundred.

Today is the day!

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November 1 starts NaNoWriMo— and this morning starts my own personal journey!

For more details on my plans for the month, view my post here.

And, if you’d like some support from a fellow writer, shoot me an email at writewelldaily@gmail.com and I will follow you!

Otherwise, best of luck to all of you, my sugar plums.

We’re all in this together!

Write on!

 

Submission Sunday is back!

Hello lovelies,

Tomorrow Submission Sunday is coming back from hiatus! If you have original work or suggestions for the posts on the blog please email:

writewelldaily@gmail.com

Don’t forget to include the title and author of the work and/or include a link to your website or blog.

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

Write on!

Thanks are in order!

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Many thanks to atrager for nominating WWD for the Liebster Award!

This wonderful recognition is something passed on to new bloggers with less than 200 followers who are worth reading. What a wonderful way to keep the written word alive! Write Well Daily is beyond grateful and only hopes to better the blogging community by bringing you what inspires you most.

 According to the rules of the Liebster Award, the recipient(s) must:

  1. LIST 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOU.
  2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED OF YOU (BY THE BLOGGER THAT NOMINATED YOU).
  3. NOMINATE 11 OTHER BLOGS FOR THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD AND LINK TO THEIR BLOGS.
  4. NOTIFY THE BLOGGERS OF THEIR AWARD.
  5. ASK THE AWARD WINNERS 11 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ONCE THEY ACCEPT THE AWARD.

 So, keep watch for our 11 facts! We’ll be posting them throughout the week as well as nominating our 11 blogs with links etc. 

Again, many thanks to our nominator and keep watch for our nominees!

 “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  – Marcel Proust

 Write on!