November’s Creativity Prompt Challenge: Autumnblings

Join me in rising to the occasion of November writing prompts from the inimitable Christine!

Brave & Reckless

I am thrilled to be back on Brave & Reckless and offering daily prompts which I hope will stimulate your creativity.

For November, I looked to poem and book titles related to Thanksgiving and Fall for inspiration.  I fell in love with the title of Douglas Florian’s poetry collection Autumnblings, which beautifully captures this time of year and have chosen it for the name of November’s prompt challenge.

The poems and books that these prompts are drawn from represent many different voices and points of view.  I hope that you find them as evocative as I do and that you will be intrigued enough to learn more about them.

There is only one rule to my prompt challenge: the poem or book title should serve as the title of your piece OR all the words of the title should be integrated into your piece somehow.   

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Of Grief and Cases

there was an offer to help unpack your griefcase

as you journeyed from the dark side of the moon

you stepped inside the circle, oft assuaging

while ghouls whispered ill, of o’er containment

we wrestled with buckles of fiery quicksand

as sequestered skeletons rattl’d moldering bones

we offered cleansing for aged, festering wounds

/suppuration clung, cobwebbing logical thought/

patterns wrest from faded ledgers

we edit in the cold light of day

your demons reigned in the gloaming

cajoling, glib with their forked tongues

my pores weep for all the losses

I taste the salt poured in your open wounds