8/15 writer’s prompt #1

Here is the original assignment from Poets and Writers:

Transcribe five sentences that you find interesting from a book or a magazine or newspaper article. Send the first half of each to a friend via e-mail and ask him or her to finish the sentence and send it back to you. Use the responses, or portions of them, as the beginnings of poem.
http://www.pw.org/content/august_15.

Cars were slowing down as the drivers stare at the hole that was just torn in the sky
Mouths hung open in slack jawed ignorance as minds stretched to make sense of the nothing before them
When forced to confront their place in creation the mind tends to go
The nothing consumed
Not in the way depicted in comic books when the world destroyer comes to dinner
Not in the way dead things get consumed by the living
There simply was no more
At first they grappled with it trying to understand
Clinging to the notion that memory meant something
But what was that that I thought I remembered
Then everything became new again because nothing was old
Bliss is often shadowed by madness

Because the hole was nothing and nothing always was, clearly nothing is normal
Until the day, by some miracle of probability that still existed, the following words were mumbled together
Nothing is wrong

Nothing can be wrong b

 

Written by Ms. Salacious (admin) in Creative Writing, Poetry, Works in Progress

Amanda is an interesting soul. Aside from being a poet and dabbling essayist, she also does research projects for fun. The muses are currently directing her to catalogue Afro-Cuban herbs used in the Lucumi religion, research the occurrences of non-traditional religion in modern society, develop a not-for-profit society for the religions of the African diaspora, write more fiction and poetry, develop an educational outreach company to bring museum field trips into schools/libraries, and collect her favorite recipes and food stories into a book, all while being the best mom she can be and going back to school.

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