Weekend Writing Prompt #236 – Billie’s Blues

Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt Blue (38 words)



Gardenia in her hair
Silver gown shimmering
The lady sings: Am I Blue?

Sorry, love, you’re black
You can’t sit there
Or use that entrance.

She’s gotta right to sing the blues
But belts out Strange Fruit instead

WDYS: The Key to Her Heart

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He comes for his things
But pauses at the door
Forced to ring the bell

My key doesn’t work, he says
I changed the lock, she replies

He gives her a boyish grin
How about a cup of tea?
All right, she says

They sit in the kitchen
He reaches for her hand

I’m sorry I hurt you
Can we try again?
Let me make amends

She sighs, and hope dies
Can I have a biscuit, then?

The tin is slid towards him
They’re all broken, he scowls
She raises her head and smiles

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #108 photo prompt.

#22 Prima Ballerina

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They auditioned for a role in The Nutcracker
But when Sue got the part, it broke Nelly’s heart
And she had to resist a great urge to smack her

But Nelly, keeping a lid on her rage
Waited for the first night backstage
To wreak her revenge well gauged

At Sue’s grand debut
Nelly’s scissors delivered
And it was ta-ta to Sue’s tutu

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: The Bear Necessities

LindaGHill hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is boo.
Find a word with the letters boo in it or use boo as is and base your post on it.
Click HERE for the rest of the rules, and to play along.


Winnie the Pooh
Went to the loo
But saw a queue

Paddington first, with Baloo
Then Fozzie and Rupert, too
And at the back stood Boo-Boo

Ruddy Yogi, that selfish lummox
Was in there again with Goldilocks!

#21 Keeping Body and Soul Together

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Duncan MacDougall performed some experiments
With dying men wrapped up in their cerements
And the conclusion of this morbid goal
21 grams does weigh the human soul!