October is the coollest month, birthing
jack-o’-lanterns out of wounded pumpkins, brewingcackles and traditions, enticing
summer green to fall in red.
We walked through the yard, wondering if anything had sprouted. The grass was dead, but… “Stetson! Look how lively your dirt trembles. You might’ve zilch gardening skills, friend, but your necromancy grows.”
It is very likely that someone visiting East Coker today, just felt T. S. Eliot’s bones cringe in their grave. But what can I say? April and October are my favorite months (and The Waste Land one of my favorite poems), so I couldn’t help myself. Besides, October (with Halloween cackling near) is the perfect month to differently-adore the dead writers we love dear.
This season of transitions and thinning veils, always inspires me to try new things, to challenge old thoughts, to mix-it-up and mingle… Keeping that in mind, I invite you to write poetry and prose.
So, for today’s prompt, let us write a new story, or essay, or article, or poem set in the month of October (our prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer).
This prompt will remain open until Tuesday night. Only one entry per participant. Visit other poets and storytellers. Let’s delight in October words. If you share your contribution on Instagram, use the following hashtag (and we shall connect there, too): #pantryofpoetryandprose.
In case you missed it, on Friday, Rosemary shared D. H. Lawrence and his “Piano” on The Living Dead. And for those who like to craft ahead, Sumana’s next Midweek Motif is “Everyday Living”.
a random note (because, well… October): poetry and storytelling look sooo good united.
Add the direct link to your contribution to Mr. Linky. Have a blast.