Poem Tryouts: Nightmare(s)

16 Jun

5:35 p.m. — San Antonio

listening to my husband and my uncle talk about what came before DBase 3

Hi, all. I’m a bit late, as today turned out to be a travel day. Surprise! I don’t have time to chat, although I’d love to. It’s hard to focus with people talking!

Remaining with our theme, let’s contemplate the dark side: nightmares. Head to the dictionary and look through the definitions to start the mind, ruminate a while and decide whether you want this to be personal, or some distance from you. Some nightmares we might not want to return to.

You can give us a nightmare, all imagery with a bare story framework, neutral speaker.

Or, you can use a nightmare you had, as the seed.

Or, you can imagine a nightmare situation.

Or… What? Supper? Okay, we’re leaving my aunt and uncle to their own devices and heading over to Skip’s brother’s to celebrate his birthday. I’ll try to be here Thursday. Friday is a travel day. Otherwise, I KNOW next Tuesday is not a travel day and I’ll be here with a prompt.

Happy writing, everyone.


Posted by on 16/06/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry


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18 responses to “Poem Tryouts: Nightmare(s)

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  2. julespaige

    17/06/2015 at 10:55 am

    Dang you are busy, not sitting still.
    I’m off to explore…
    This is for you and Q.

    • margo roby

      19/06/2015 at 9:51 am

      And how!

      • julespaige

        19/06/2015 at 10:03 am

        Howdy… I saw a doe this morning (not in my backyard).

        • margo roby

          19/06/2015 at 10:15 am

          Hello there. Right now, any animal round these parts better know how to swim. We have homes right behind us that have deer. Maybe once we’re here I’ll see a couple wander down.

          • julespaige

            19/06/2015 at 10:37 am

            Keep your head above water!
            Does Skip need to start building an Arc?

          • julespaige

            19/06/2015 at 10:57 am

            Keep your head above water!
            Does Skip need to start building an Arc?

            You might also like this multi prompted (including Sasha’s Wickems…)

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  4. Hannah Gosselin

    17/06/2015 at 11:00 am

    A tiny big thought😉 thank you, Margo!!

    • margo roby

      19/06/2015 at 9:52 am

      Right now, tiny is good,🙂

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  6. Misky

    17/06/2015 at 11:29 am

    Greeting. Here’s my burnt offering….

    • margo roby

      19/06/2015 at 9:52 am


      • Misky

        19/06/2015 at 10:59 am

        No, I was thinking of the movie, which always gave me nightmares.

        • margo roby

          19/06/2015 at 12:50 pm

          My nightmare movie was The Great Escape.

          • Misky

            19/06/2015 at 6:12 pm

            What bit of that movie gave you the scaries?

            • margo roby

              20/06/2015 at 7:32 am

              The actual escape attempt. At least that’s the image seared into my memory. I was far too young, about twelve.

  7. rosross

    19/06/2015 at 10:34 am


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