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Thrifty Word Roundup #38 & #59: Butterfly Effect

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“What’s your decision?” I watched my aunt twirl the spoon around in her tea. She avoided my gaze, giving me time to digest what I was just asked. Would I move to Seaford and live with my grandfather, may he rest in peace, or would I return home and live…

Poetry on words

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I wrote a post yesterday,

brushed over it,

looking for grammatical errors,

and then I set it free

without a second thought.

I awoke to the buzzing of my phone,

responses to my post.

People were angry.

I quickly checked my words

and realized some were missing.

I knew that…

But I’m dealing with it.

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It hasn’t been easy.

Actually, over this weekend, I felt sad.

Maybe, I was depressed,

so I turned my attention,

focused my energy into writing.

That’s what makes me whole,

takes my mind off things,

and allows me to not be me.

But I know I’m hiding.

I still feel…


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When the fires started, the others ran.

We stayed behind,

some believing the flames to be nothing more

than fireflies.

The flames have died down,

casting an eerie glow,

an amber warning,

and the others returned,

their skin armored now.

We continued on with our lives,

but that was until…

Melissa R. Mendelson

Horror, Science-Fiction and Dystopian Author and Poet.

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