Deadline Extended until Friday, December 10th: Blood Into Ink Writing Contest

In order to give people a little more time to submit writing during the busy holiday season, the curators of Blood Into Ink have extended the contest submission deadline to Sunday, December 10th. Blood Into Ink, a safe space for survivors of trauma/abuse, has been deeply moved by the national embrace of the #MeToo  Campaign. … Continue reading Deadline Extended until Friday, December 10th: Blood Into Ink Writing Contest

Gems

Sharp edged truths crystallize in my throat cut me on faceted edges as I swallow them hard with a shot of whiskey laugh huskily at the irony of gagging on riches I long to spit these blood diamonds Rubies emeralds into cupped hands witness the polish they bear from fire that simmers in my belly … Continue reading Gems

How to Join Whisper and the Roar or Submit Guest Writing

Are you a fan of exceptional writing? Are you a writer of poetry, prose, essay or short fiction?  Do you consider yourself a feminist? Whisper and the Roar is currently recruiting new Collective Members as well as guest writers. Submission Guidelines for Whisper and the Roar: Send up to 3 pieces of original writing in either PDF … Continue reading How to Join Whisper and the Roar or Submit Guest Writing

Through A Mist

Matthew D Eayre/Uneven Streets Studio

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I will not see your face with my eyes, nor touch your hands with my own.

I will never hear your voice outside of my dreams, I cannot watch you live.

A life is not made of time.

Supposing I knew you, I weep in secrecy for what I might have known.

I can tell the story of what may have been and what was, I can interpret my intuitive emotions into language and create a space for you in the hearts that might understand.

When I was twelve I had a kitten, he ran away before he was two months old.

When I was nineteen I had a crush on a girl that didn’t return the favor.

When I was thirty-two I forced life to my will and captured love and family.

When you were-

When you were-

You weren’t.

Perhaps I didn’t do it right, maybe a mistake…

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Brave and Reckless Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge*

  Brave and Reckless is hosting a Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge open to everyone, no matter how you feel about the Winter Holidays. Dust off the Winter Holiday song of your choice and write. No pressure to be jolly or bright. Last year at this time I was clinically depressed.  Really, really depressed.  Apathetic … Continue reading Brave and Reckless Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge*