Love’s Cutting Edge

Don’t be afraid
my little dear
of the sharp blade
Mommy is here
Alive or dead
you’re beloved
and free with me

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 10 October Monster, She Wrote 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 “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.

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.