peace

wine to
whiskey

you do not know

all the pretty pills
and manic moments

when you leave me
in this hell

that I consume
in vain attempts

at peace

when I run
and fall

unable to rise
praying to a god

let me sleep

vodka to
gin martini’s

hold the olives
I only need the proof

when I feel a kiss
to make me feel good

that it is not temporary
or fantastical

I am unloved

the truth is on the label
none loved me

so I choose
all the pretty pills

rye to
bourbon

I always felt scared
in crowds

and love does not find
me alone in the dark

with nothing more than
moonshine and sake

living in the hell you’ve left me
trying to sleep

searching for peace

Sunday Picture Press on Hold

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE STAND BY

This is a quick notice — Sunday Picture Press is on hold until I can figure out what the problem is with my hosting site.  It seems I have broken links all over the place and in some cases my site is not showing up at all!  This is an ongoing issue that I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks, thought I had it fixed, but now discovered it is worse than ever!  Since I have minimal skills in this area it’s taking longer than expected.  Stay tuned though, SPP will return shortly!

Sunday Picture Press: Family

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Yes, yes, I know, it is Monday not Sunday but an unexpected trip for family related things cropped up and threw my entire week off!  Not only is Sunday Picture Press a day late but I never wrote my story for the week either!  Oh well.

FICTION ENTRIES

Dave Farmer continues the story of Jacob and Felicity in  Unspoken, which is darker than usual this week.

Dhanu from The Everyday Writer created a story that reminded me of an evil queen, what do you think? The Queen of Desire

Mike used the photo I wanted to use for my story this week — but he did a better job!  I’ve Been Looking Forward To This

Please let me know if I missed anyone!

Now, on to this weeks prompts!

THE RULES (FEEL FREE TO BREAK THEM):

The rules are simple:  Write between 50 to 1,500 words based on the photo of your choice.  Title, genre, and type (i.e. story, very short story, dialogue only, poem, lyrics, etc.) are your choice just indicate which visual prompt you chose (if you want to include the photo in your post, just click photo, then copy the link). No deadline unless you would like a link to appear on the weekly post with the new photos — then you must complete it before 12 pm ET (GMT -5) on the Sunday following this post.  If you want to share your piece after the deadline just leave a comment for others to follow. There are plenty of fantastic word prompts, theme prompts, and other challenges out there, so if a photo helps with one of those, feel free to combine and have fun!  If you don’t have a blog but want to join just email indigospider (dot) indigospider (at) gmail (dot) com (or use the contact page) to see what we can work out.

As always, everything is optional, it is all about having fun and being inspired.

THE VISUAL PROMPTS:

Note to all the visual artists: Please send a link to check out your portfolio if you are willing to give me permission to use your work in a future prompt.

Remember: Please include a credit to the original artist.  You can copy the link to the photo so when it displays on your blog it will include the credit I include under each photo.  Or, if you prefer the ‘clean’ look of the photo without a caption, please include a note somewhere on your post giving credit.  Thank you!

 

Vivian Maier, New York, January 1953

Vivian Maier, New York, January 1953

Title Unknown, University of Washington Digital Image Archives

Title Unknown, University of Washington Digital Image Archives

Title Unknown, Vivian Maier

Title Unknown, Vivian Maier

Tru Reflections by Abdul Mutuma (http://abdulphotography.wordpress.com/)

Tru Reflections by Abdul Mutuma

Vivian Maier, Christmas Eve 1954, 78th & 3rd, New York

Vivian Maier, Christmas Eve 1954, 78th & 3rd, New York

THE TWIST:

This week is all about family.  Can’t live with them, can’t live without them? Love them? Hate them?  Happy or dysfunctional, family always make great stories!  Of course, this is fiction remember (unless you want to write autobiographically), so you can create whatever type of family relation you want!  Interpret the twist any way in any form.

Remember, the rules are only there for those who need that kind of thing.  The theme and visual prompts are there for you to use any way you choose.  You can use just the photo, you can use just the twist, you can combine them with other prompts you find out there in the wild wacky world of internet-land, you can write more or less, you can paint/photograph and write if you are one of those multi-talented types.  Heck, if you want to sculpt or create some sort of street art or activist stamp I sure as heck will post whatever link you send me!

That’s it, go forth and create.  Next weeks post will include links to all participants who either create a ping-back, drop a comment, send me a tweet (#sundaypicturepress or @theindigospider), or email.

Sunday Picture Press: Desire

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FICTION ENTRIES

Dave Farmer continues the story of Jacob and Felicity in  Secrets.

My entry this week is Thief of Dreams which was inspired by a poem written by Steve Schultz.

Please let me know if I missed anyone!

VISUAL ART ENTRIES

Christina Deubel Has another brilliant entry that is also a visual prompt for this weeks theme.

Now, on to this weeks prompts!

THE RULES (FEEL FREE TO BREAK THEM):

The rules are simple:  Write between 50 to 1,500 words based on the photo of your choice.  Title, genre, and type (i.e. story, very short story, dialogue only, poem, lyrics, etc.) are your choice just indicate which visual prompt you chose (if you want to include the photo in your post, just click photo, then copy the link). No deadline unless you would like a link to appear on the weekly post with the new photos — then you must complete it before 12 pm ET (GMT -5) on the Sunday following this post.  If you want to share your piece after the deadline just leave a comment for others to follow. There are plenty of fantastic word prompts, theme prompts, and other challenges out there, so if a photo helps with one of those, feel free to combine and have fun!  If you don’t have a blog but want to join just email indigospider (dot) indigospider (at) gmail (dot) com (or use the contact page) to see what we can work out.

As always, everything is optional, it is all about having fun and being inspired.

THE VISUAL PROMPTS:

Note to all the visual artists: Please send a link to check out your portfolio if you are willing to give me permission to use your work in a future prompt.

Remember: Please include a credit to the original artist.  You can copy the link to the photo so when it displays on your blog it will include the credit I include under each photo.  Or, if you prefer the ‘clean’ look of the photo without a caption, please include a note somewhere on your post giving credit.  Thank you!

 

 

THE TWIST:

This week is all about want, need, desire, yearning, unfulfilled wishes.

Some examples:

  • As a writing exercise, when suffering with writers block, one technique is to simply tell me what you want.
  • What is the character missing?  What does someone want vs. what they need?
  • Tell a story of desire, deep and dark or silly.  Tell a story of desire so strong it becomes obsessive and controlling
  • Yearning and unfulfilled wishes/dreams often make good love stories… ever experience unrequited love?

I think you get the idea.  Interpret this weeks theme however your wish.  Or don’t.  Use a photo and forget the twist, all up to you!

Remember, the rules are only there for those who need that kind of thing.  The theme and visual prompts are there for you to use any way you choose.  You can use just the photo, you can use just the twist, you can combine them with other prompts you find out there in the wild wacky world of internet-land, you can write more or less, you can paint/photograph and write if you are one of those multi-talented types.  Heck, if you want to sculpt or create some sort of street art or activist stamp I sure as heck will post whatever link you send me!

That’s it, go forth and create.  Next weeks post will include links to all participants who either create a ping-back, drop a comment, send me a tweet (#sundaypicturepress or @theindigospider), or email.