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The Daily Prompt – August 7

Rules:

1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

PROMPT:
You are nervous. Very, very dreadfully nervous. Waiting or awaiting something – Do not tell us why, do not tell us you’re nervous, show us what this looks like (using words, of course).

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

2 comments on “The Daily Prompt – August 7

  1. The Running Son
    August 7, 2013

    I send pleas up, wildly. I growl, run and howl,
    speak in the tongues of men
    and any foul beast or beast of burden just
    to turn God’s head at least for a second.

    The sound of yellow: a mellow trickling
    down my leg, gathering into a puddle.
    No subtle lake now! My leg is staked—a shaky staff and
    now I’ll need Moses to part this pee on my behalf.

    I laugh. More like a croak. Frog in my throat,
    I rub it: my bobbing adam’s apple, and my temples
    I built after Adam blew his chance,
    waited til evening to shove red red apples down his pants.

    I’ll break out. Is that the fence? I’ll cow-tow, bend
    over and spread, do a dance, give you
    my best impression of a bed-headed captive
    chained to a headboard, actively sending messages

    to all Stockholm helplines and predatory federalist bedding capital
    .
    .
    .
    -• RunningSon •-
    -•ö.tH(ink)Mÿstiç•-

  2. Honey Britches
    August 7, 2013

    My eyes are clear and focused
    full of confidence
    created in my laboratory mind.
    I am no longer being,
    but rather projecting
    an image, a feeling,
    that all will be well.
    I am smiling
    at him
    my bright, straight teeth
    a gleaming promise
    I will be ok
    as they wheel me away.

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