What a wonderful start to February! You have shown this week’s writers and their contributions so much love, thank you.
To catch up on any pieces you may have missed:
This week’s prompt was ‘the shore’. I received a myriad of brilliant responses but here are the top three:
A Beach Memoir by Rachael Ikins
When we were two pearls
we lay across an oyster-tongue.
Juice filled us. Teeth bracketed
us, tender, our kernels.
We rode that tongue,
crusted shell, lavender world,
Sea spray, sun sheeted
sky mauve. Gull swooped, dove,
striated stripes blue, gray-veined,
and pearl, we plummeted
to break upon granite strand.
Laughter, the way of scavengers.
Empty shards, strewn pearls,
silent tongue. Story scribed
across sky, swooping black scratches,
disappearing ink. Explosion, epilogue.
Nobody to remember.
Submissions will close soon as there are only two spots remaining! See and follow the guidelines if you have a piece you would like considered for February.