Drawer Monster Waking

My eyes flutter open to the dim lights of a strange room. I find myself lying on my back looking up at a slat of wood. Reaching out, I scratch the underside of the drawer above mine. My eyes search toward the light and my leg kicks inside my blue footie. Music plays and laughter emanates from afar. I hear their breath. My nostrils flare for savory scents. Saliva drips as my fangs emerge. I howl for food.

————–©2018 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

About this post: I am taking part in #NaBloPoMo18 and #Create30. I doodled the image of my view from a drawer using Artrage. I wrote the using the prompt: “What is your earliest memory?” I kept to my earliest memory, though I may have embellished a bit.

Clawing Hope

What wily bittersweet wall weakens your rational heart? Look past the burning skyline constantly broadcast from that box. Find my blue mood exhausted yet clawing hope.

 

Clawing-Hope-cropped-by-Steph-Abbott————– ©2018 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

About: This is my entry for day #3 for #NaBloPoMo18 and #Create30. I doodled this image “Clawing Hope” (#daddyissues) using ArtRage this afternoon, then I wrote the (overly) emotional post using two prompts:

  1. “What are you hanging on to? A belief? A person? A situation? Your past?” a prompt courtesy of DaniJane of the NaBloPoMo Revival group. Check out her blog at https://danijaneblog.wordpress.com/.
  2. “Skyline” – just that one word – using the timed, prompt from oneword™ at https://www.oneword.com/.

 

Meet Harry The Eyeball

Want a glimpse of madness? Gaze into my eye. Tell me what you see.

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© 2017 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved. I doodled the image using the Samsung Note app and S Pen. Then I mixed a photo of the Vegas sky I took a couple weeks ago. I signed the image using Artrage. I wrote what Harry might be thinking. Perhaps I took these steps in a different order? 

Wait, Before You Go, #WriteBravely

Cup-of-life-by-Steph-Abbott
Cup of Life by Steph Abbott

If we were having coffee, I might recite this haiku…

Wait, before you go
Savor friends and sip of stress
Become family

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© 2017 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

I created the image shown above for a post a few years ago. SeeWait, Before You Go.”

Today, I am reblogging content I created years ago, because I am sick and tired. Seriously, I am not feeling well, and it is getting late. I have to get up early tomorrow for work. And, I doubt my readers will notice the redundancy. I appreciate your understanding.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6. Day 7 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 and today’s prompt is: Day 7 (11 Aug/Fri) – ‘If we were having coffee…….’

This is the last day of the festival and writing challenge. I may not post for a while, so in the meantime, heed my words…

Wait, before you go, write bravely.

#TGIF #writebravely #writetribe #festivalofwords

I am a fish

Diving in the deep

I panic too late gasping

What about the sharks

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017. I recently felt like a flounder–stuck at the bottom and overwhelmed by the heavy seas. Today I realized my fins are not anchors. I am a fish. Tonight, I doodled the image using ArtRage, then I wrote the haiku while watching the reality TV show, “Survivor.” ©2017 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

Persephone Shines

Persephone shines
Alight she soars for a time
Released from below


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Sunday, April 16, 2017. I created the image “Phyrne Stars” using Artrage and wrote the haiku “Persephone Shines” on my laptop while considering the need for renewal this season.