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Lawrence Block

Written for:  Poetic Asides #481 – “Pick any writer, make him/her the title of your poem, and then write your poem.” He knows where the bodies are buried, has a ticket to the boneyard. When the sacred gin mill closes, … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #381 Words:  with, key, crime, shrug, away, others, right, last, word, memo, use, frame With use of the right kind of skeleton key, burglary crimes are committed all the time. Don’t shrug it off … Continue reading

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the file

Written for:  Haiku Horizons – “file” slam of finality cold case for years, now solved file closed https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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“slashes of rain”

Written for:  The Twiglets #67 – “slash of rain” knife sharp sheets of rain slash windows a blurry prism   A slasher roamed the streets at night causing townsfolk to live in fright one day rain poured down lakes formed … Continue reading

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air full of sound

Written for:  The Twiglets #62 – “air full of sound” July 4th at Longwood Gardens, multi-colored fountains dance to classical music filling the air Nightingale filled the summer night air with music. Sirens blasted through the night air. The air … Continue reading

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Forty Years

Written for:  Poetic Asides #417 – Write a complicit poem.  For those who are unsure, complicit is an adjective that basically defines a person who helps commit a crime or some other form of bad activity. Forty years crept by, as … Continue reading

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Murder

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 Write a going somewhere poem.  Where is the poem going?  And who is traveling along? Or what?  And Why? A foul crime has taken place aboard the Orient Express. … Continue reading

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Bare Room

Written for:  The Twiglets #44 – “a bare room” Even a bare room has remnants of scents–a whiff of cologne in the closet, a hint of orange floor polish on empty planks of wood. Even a bare room can jar … Continue reading

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Mock Courage

Written for:  The Twiglets #39 – “boneless courage” Made his bones. Went out with the guys to celebrate his newly won respect. He basked, boasted, toasted, strutted. Next morning cops found him lying in the gutter, every bone in his … Continue reading

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Hidden

Written for:  Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge – Day 24  Word:  Shadow He had no idea he was being shadowed by a detective. Rejected by a woman who discerned he was defective and dangerous–his psychopathic darkness having surfaced in daylight–he strangled her. … Continue reading

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