The Witching Hour

I had to choose
what I should do
or I would lose
more than a few
Time had run out
so despite doubts
I quickly picked

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 6 October 2019 daily writing prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the titles of short stories and books discussed in the enjoyable and informative new book “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction”by Lisa Kröger. This prompt was “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice.

Not R&B

The Stone Butch Blues
played Cassidy’s
with such enthused
audacity
the place went nuts
as their hot cuts
devoured the hours

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 9 September 2019 daily Smitten Book Challenge prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a well-regarded book where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity, “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg.

Ever After

Happy endings
are all alike
touched with tendings
towards a big strike
for the good side
And bad’s denied
before their score

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 4 September 2019 daily Smitten Book Challenge prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a well-regarded book where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity, “Happy Endings Are All Alike” by Sandra Scoppettone.