Spending the Day at Del Mar #WritingBravely

 

Ocean spray, Palomar air, preferred parking.

Thoroughbred club, Kentucky turf, gates open. 

Pearl-snap shirts, weathered jeans, shit kickers.

Collared shirts, linen shorts, boat shoes.

Printed tees, cowboy boots, straw hats

Silk sheaths, feathered bonnets, scuffed pumps

Chestnuts, at the post, down the stretch, five and a half furlongs.

Claims race, blinkers on, filly stakes.

Parimutel, exacta box, pick 3.

Jockeys, trainers, owners.

Buy the race, in the money, he wagers.

With patience, yet lonely, she waits.

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Copyright 2017 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6

Writing prompt: Share about a resource/s you have or use. 

My Resource: Patience.

Writing challenge: Write Tribe Festival of Words. #WTFOW #writetribe #festivalofwords #writingbravely

Lunatic fringe, Man

Crazy orange man. President-to-be-man. Not normal man. Nazi-enabling man. Help us, man.


I wrote this brief post in 60 seconds using oneword™, a website designed to provide the user with a timed writing prompt. While on that site, simply click “go” and one word appears with a text box. My word was “lunatic”. What was yours?

After I wrote the post, I created the image using ArtRage on my tablet. The image does not represent the written word. I could not bring myself to doodle the images that were running through my mind. I’m trying to stay positive. Rather the written word and the post paired together represent my concerns to our current political climate.

Let’s go, #NaBloPoMo.