Just the Facts

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The woman sat in the waiting room in a nervous state.  She had found a lump in her left breast this morning in the shower and immediately called her doctor’s office.  The doctor of course was booked up for the day, but they could let her see a nurse practitioner in the afternoon.

Her name was called, and she walked to the exam room.  Each step seemed to echo through her head and put her more on edge.  She was examined and questioned by the nurse practitioner and had a couple of tests scheduled.

To her dismay she went home with no answers only more of the unknown scattered throughout her mind.  Tests would take a day or two to come back.  The doctor would call her to talk about the next step.  Now she just had to keep her imagination contained to facts and not fears.

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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – practitioner

Solitary Confinement

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Since you died

I have been condemned

To be alone

No one can match

What we had together

We had our troubles

But through all of it

I only wanted

Your happiness

And when your demons

Took control of you

I fought so hard

To release you

From their grip

But I failed

And now I look

For a reprieve

From my sentence

And hope for mercy

A moment of friendship

A glimpse of potential love

Someone who will

Stand beside me

And make me feel

Whole again

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – reprieve

Broken Communication

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“I think that social media has really empowered bullies because you get to do it from the comfort of your own home, completely anonymous, with no ramifications.” – Maysoon Zayid

You tell me to leave

I have a right to be here

You tell me I am unwanted

Others may feel different

You talk like I am in the wrong

When all I did was express an opinion

You talk like I am an idiot

When I just pointed out a fact

You say I’m uneducated

Maybe I made a mistake

You say I’m ugly

I am no pageant queen

You called me stupid

I didn’t do the best in school

You called me a fat ass

I am over weight





Waste of space…

Maybe you can shame me into silence

But I will be damned if you will break my spirit

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ramifications

Mumbles … Renounce

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I hereby renounce all claims that I am punctual.  Ok, maybe not all claims.  I can make it on time to about 75% of my appointments, I am good at picking my niece up and taking her to work and appointments, but lately on WP being prompt with posts…  NOPE!  Doesn’t seem like it is going to happen.  I “reset” with the new year and am now a week behind again.  How does this happen?

Partially due to an absent muse.  Partially due to just plain and simply life taking top priority… like Monday I have an out-of-town appointment so there is the hour drive, the stress of all of it (dr appt, my first time seeing this doctor and the drive through heavy traffic) and I know that will cause me fatigue… so not a lot of fully functioning hours to get done all that should be done that day.

I know I have mentioned the spoon theory before, and it is excellent in explaining how chronic illness only allows you so much energy.  Heck, after a day like Monday it has taken me out of commission for a couple of days before, depends on how it all goes.  But I do promise to keep plugging along.

Hopefully soon my muse will whisper in my ear again and I will not struggle so with posts.  I will do my best to keep up a post a day but make no promises.  And if it comes down to it, I will do a reset again.  But for now, I will just focus on what prompt is next and read all your wonderful posts I have waiting.  Thanks for being patient with me!  Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – renounce

Through His Eyes

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She watched her son on the stage and was in awe of his talent.  She had always wanted to learn the piano and had taught herself a couple of songs on her grandparent’s upright.  But alas, lessons were not in the cards.  In her teen years she saved up money to buy one of those electronic keyboards that were popular.  But not reading music, her dreams fell flat.

Now her son was on stage, at the university she once dreamed about, applying for the music program.  She was so proud and happy to live out her dreams vicariously through him.

(100 words)

Written for Fandnago’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – vicariously

Are You Still Laughing

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I asked you for help

You were there

Just for a moment

To help me cope

Then you vanished

Leaving me alone

To fend for myself

Drifting in a sea

Of depression and anxiety

I was fine until

The current turned

And I was pushed

Far out to sea

Gasping for air

You didn’t care

You saw my tears

Turning away you walked

Clear out of my life

Looking back now

It is my opinion

You were just

Using me for

A loan and a laugh

I hope I was

A lasting joke

At least that would mean

You do remember me

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) –opinion

The Words

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He sat across from her

Drinking her beauty in.

She felt desire for him

And love blossoming anew.

She was reticent about her feelings

Afraid to speak the words.

Not knowing what the future held,

Fearing he didn’t feel the same.

Though she could no longer hide it,

Her heart about to burst.

She pledged her love to him.

Softly he whispered in her ear,

“I love you too my dear.”

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – reticent

At Home

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Gazing into your brown eyes

I see my future

Lost in the warmth of your smile

I see happiness for us

Held in the embrace of your arms

I feel safe and at home

Every time I am near you

I am lost in a sea of emotions

A visceral feeling so deep is my love

I feel complete when I am with you

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – visceral