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Poetry Workshop – Michael Poage

Poet’s Connection – Poetry Workshop with Michael Poage

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 AM

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5 Poetry Lovers Attending

Virtual Poetry Workshop with Michael Poage We will be having an activity poetry workshop on May 22 at 10 a.m. ET – Bring your paper and pen so you can write and share what you create in the workshop. Expect to be enlightened, inspired, and engaged. Michael Poage was born in Virginia and has lived and worked in New England, California, Montana, Kans…

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Poet Talk with Andrea Carter Brown Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

Andrea Carter Brown website and book September 12 Garden of Neuro A women's meta network collective of wisdom keepers and seekers. Women Led. #SafeandBraveSpace Andrea Carter Brown is a former resident of downtown Manhattan. On the morning of the attacks, she fled her apartment a block away from the World Trade Center amidst the destruction, not knowing if or when she would ever return. In September 12, published by Word Works Books, Brown shares her eyewitness account of the day that changed history and its tragic aftermath. In the words of New York’s poet laureate Alicia Ostriker, September 12 witnesses “how the experience lives on and on, through shock and terror, through the kindness of strangers, through the heart of a beloved, through grief and elegy, through normality that will never again be normal." Poems from the book have been recognized by the James Dickey Prize, the River Styx International Poetry Prize, the National Poet Hunt from The MacGuffin, Split This Rock, NPR, and the Library of Congress Online Guide to the Poetry of 9/11. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lisa-tomey/message
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Short Fiction, short story, six sentence story, writing

Welcome Home

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Welcome Home

Shandy completed the last leg of her drive to Burlington, Iowa with a spark of enthusiasm edged with nerves gnawing at her gut, worried she would be imposing on her aunt, although she was reassured many times that it was okay with her aunt, she was still nervous, so she put it to the universe to make it all right.

Pulling into Aunt Cherri’s alley to her house on South Central Avenue, the familiar charms of her aunt welcome her before even seeing her aunt. The garden was bursting with flowers, tulips were popping in colors of red and yellow. Marigolds edged the walkway to the back porch, where Candy, the prized German Shepherd waited, part guarding her domain, part welcoming old friends, and Shandy met the latter qualifications, which she knew when Candy licked her hand while she gently petted Candy under her chin.

Looking up, Shandy saw her sweet Aunt Cherri and they met with an embrace which said Welcome Home and Shandy smiled, with tears rolling into the crevices of her grin, and as she looked at her aunt, she realized they were two blubbering ladies, happy to see each other, and any doubts Shandy had were dissolved in those tears, hearts wrapping around each other as souls met as never forgotten friends.

“Let me show you your room and the workings of things around here,” Aunt Cherri, always one for organization, wanted to be certain that Shandy felt immediately at home, “I made a place for your clothes and your gear and other stuff, and I want you to know, right here and now, that this is your home, too, no ifs ands or buts about it, end of conversation.”

“Aunt Cherri, have I told you lately how much I love and appreciate you,” Shandy stated, “You are the ray of sunshine I’ve needed in this life and you always have warmed my heart.”

“Aww, Shandy, dear, you are the light in my life, I am just an old woman with too much space and it gets lonely at times, so it will be good to have you here, you know, someone to talk to and care for, not too much, though, I don’t want to crowd you, but I have been looking forward to this,” and with that, Shandy knew she was welcomed home.

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This is my installment of the Six Sentence Story for this week. The prompt word was GEAR. Would you like to see more of the stores such talented folks have submitted? Go to this LINK provided by Denise, our dedicated host. Thanks to Denise for keeping us going.