Prompts: Descend/Smell/Color Of Choice 100 Words ------------------------------------------------
Can't Keep A Good Man Down
The cemetery is home to Uncle Benjamin. He spends hours sifting through photographs and keepsakes left by mourners. Although he never learned to read, he makes a hobby of tracing calligraphy on headstones with a bony forefinger. He's a decrepit old geezer with faded blue coveralls and ragged shirt. If you see him, keep your distance. He's not into personal hygiene and smells rather ripe, especially in the summer. Every weekend or so, a couple of us suck it up, descend upon the graveyard and persuade him to return to his coffin so we can bury him all over again.
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2020 12:05:11 GMT -6 by FoxxGlove
Prompt: descend, smell, color of your choice 100 Words
I descend among cold water-weeds that still smell of you. I lured thousands into the lake with my song, all forgotten the moment their final breath escaped their lips, but you were different. I remembered you. You alone did not come willingly. Now I cannot unremember you. Your yellow bones crown the hill of bones, the centerpiece of my watery grotto. There, you haunt me, as once I haunted this benighted lakeshore, singing my irresistible song. I caress the hollows of your eyes, eyes that bewitched me. The song you sing is silent, and I am lured away from myself.
Post by schaefer11235 on Oct 15, 2020 13:02:26 GMT -6
The doorway creates a halo of light as I lower my foot carefully on the next step. All I can think of is the black roofing tar and nails prank set up in my favorite Christmas movie. Three more steps down the concrete foundation is cold and that cold seeps through my slippers. Every horror movie I’ve watched replays in my head. Murky and musty, my nose is overwhelmed in the blackness. It even overpowers the teenager's dirty laundry in the basket in my hands. Where is that damned light switch?
Come with me, to the underworld where the smell of snow and pine dance on the wind. The chill keeps the dead docile, placated, but for us it’s invigorating. The blue of your fingertips are delicious, like sweet drops from the sky. Do you like it here? Shivers wrack your body, little tremors make your eyelashes flutter. Butterfly wings against your cheek. The sunshine doesn’t venture down here, I’m afraid. My body has no warmth for you. Soon you’ll be like me, frozen to the core. And then we’ll be together for all of time.
pelwrath: Thanks Jib, I started with about 2500 words of notes, created a new opening and have added to that story arc.
May 2, 2021 19:35:00 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: I'm shocked, SHOCKED, by this Kit Kat slander xD xD There's nothing better than snapping a Kit Kat. There's nothing better than the smooth chocolatey-ness of a Kit Kat.
May 3, 2021 7:19:07 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: My only complaint is they've switched the packaging from that paper/foil that you cut in the middle with your nail, into this horrendous plastic
May 3, 2021 7:20:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh I remember the foil. Good times.
May 3, 2021 10:57:50 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: It's almost as bad as when they removed the Lime skittles and replaced it with green apple. Blech!
May 3, 2021 11:00:54 GMT -6
Alatariel: I totally remember biting into a green skittle right after they changed it and being SO confused. Had all my memories of lime been wrong? Had they always been apple? Skittles straight up gaslighting us.
May 3, 2021 13:57:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Ugh, my brain doesn't want to write today.
May 3, 2021 14:25:55 GMT -6
pelwrath: Hello everyone
May 3, 2021 17:28:38 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: omg! the apple skittles are the worst!
May 4, 2021 7:45:21 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: agreed! who decided on that genius idea???
May 4, 2021 10:51:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Congrats to the winners of our POETRY CONTEST!!! Check out the ANNOUNCEMENT to see who won what.
May 4, 2021 11:35:33 GMT -6
ScintillaMyntan: Do we get to know who wrote what?
May 4, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Oh crap, I forgot to edit that. Thanks, Scintilla!
May 4, 2021 12:37:58 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: there we go, sheesh
May 4, 2021 12:41:15 GMT -6
Jib: Cognrats to the winners!!
May 4, 2021 13:53:28 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well deserved congrats to the winners of the poetry contest. Cream does rise to the top and that contest was an excellent example.
May 4, 2021 14:45:51 GMT -6
pelwrath: Good evening everyone
May 4, 2021 20:44:37 GMT -6
Alatariel: More ppl need to do the 100 Word Weekly Challenge! Go go! It closes...end of day tomorrow I believe?
May 7, 2021 17:57:20 GMT -6
Jib: Aww, I think I might check it out next week. Don't think I'll have a chance to write things today!
May 8, 2021 17:52:31 GMT -6