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Crit

Armed with the fabled fine-toothed comb, thinking verse should work well as a prose poem, I offer this crit as a well-meaning skit if it’s sure to convince all and hit home: write all serious verse out in long form if you want to weather the shit storm which goad online trolls; make them score only own-goals by asserting that stanza’s the norm.

One-sided phone call

Why do you want me to be a 24-hour flash in the pan?

If not then I can see you on the way back from the airport.

Let’s do the same on the weekend.

You could have been a bit of a great book without saying why.

I mentioned that I was going to stop reviewing enjoyable books…


Predictive Text Flash Fiction

sorry

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Untitled work by John Hazell, acrylic on wood http://www.shaynas-secrets.com/john-hazell.html

“A haiku a day” was the height of ambition, the lack of new posts now a source of contrition. So, now  a fresh line gives this blog’s stated mission, an aim which I’m certain will come to fruition! Haiku, doggerel and such in profusion, though not every day, will maintain the illusion…