OLWG #27 – What is he Thinking?

 This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The ramblings below are just practice. Practice makes perfect.

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.


The workweek’s closing in, it’s almost Monday; I’m beginning to choke.


The Divorce

When I was young my parents split up. My mother moved away.
No one ever told me why, “They simply agreed to disagree,” was the most that anyone would say.
Years later, I learned that another woman had been to blame.
So I asked my dad about her.

He told me that she had been a salty girl.
“She had ginger hair, and a face like mine,” Dad remembered.
“I fancied I loved her first,” he said, “then she left with your mom.
“But, that was so long ago. I just don’t care anymore.”


Come With Me Tonight

If I buy you breakfast in the morning, they’ll think that we’re married


Our War

Do you remember our war?
Recall what it was like?
Do you remember that big guy?
He always smelled like smoke and diesel fuel.
He only wanted to marry his girl, settle down, and get a job at the mill.
He used to tell me that he’d introduce me to his sister when we got home.
What was his name?
I can’t recollect, but I guess it’s on the wall.
We could probably find it if we looked.

Good times huh?
There must have been a few… but honestly, I can’t remember them.

This week’s prompts are:

  1. get away with it
  2. Here kitty, kitty, kitty
  3. You shouldn’t ask me that

Go ahead and dive in,
Write something
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need.

Have fun

19 thoughts on “OLWG #27 – What is he Thinking?

  1. I read a poem this week in a recent issue of New Yorker that I not only liked, I understood! Poetry practice for me will start with reading.

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  2. There is such a full cast of characters in these short pieces: lives to look into and want to know more about.

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  3. I can see why you might have been beginning to choke. And it has nothing to do with Monday. Loss will most surely take your breath away. The two depictions of it here are heartbreaking. So well done.


  4. I’d love to see what you come up with, if you haven’t already. I just got off a plane and I’m going through my notifications on a first come kinda basis. Pleasse forgive me if my assumptions are wrong.

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  5. I haven’t decided when or how I’ll continue, but when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know. 🙂

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