Those Crazy Old Stars

Putting My Feet In The Dirt August Prompt #1 If Our Stars Align

Photo A.M. Moscoso

If I turn over this card

I will go that way

If I turn over that card

I won’t move an inch

If I turn over this this card and it speaks for the stars

I might die, fall in love, find the answer

to the questions that burn in my brain at night.


I can leave them face down

in row

and let my future

an amoral, untrained beast snarling and snapping, sometimes feasting

in the Jungle of my life

run wild across the face of every clock in the world

every google map on every phone in every hand I walk by


when it can’t run anymore

I might take a breather

turn over the cards and say:

What do you know it looks like my stars really did line up

on those days.


Forever More

Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Prompt : More

Photo by Ekaterina on

More footsteps

more voices

more muffled knocking on the wall behind my headboard

it’s only Summer and it seems like forever until Autumn gets here.


More whispers

more weeping

more windows with pale faces trapped in dusty panes of glass

it’s the middle of Summer and Winter is never going to get here


More midnights

more footsteps

someone is dragging a chair down the hallway rope in hand

I think it will be Summer forever and it will always be hot as Hell.

From Linda’s Blog-

Here are some the rules and guidelines for this Prompt:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. Have fun!