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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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Day 13 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem

Day 13 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I’ve been fighting my computer every step of the way Continue reading “Day 13 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem”

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Day 12 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem

Day 12 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges – almost halfway … but don’t let that start you from starting. Continue reading “Day 12 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem”

Day 11 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 11 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges – moving forward! Continue reading “Day 11 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 10 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 10 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges – a third of the way there! Continue reading “Day 10 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 9 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 6/30 poem

Day 9 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 9 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 6/30 poem”

Day 8 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 8/30 poem

Day 8 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 8 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 8/30 poem”

Day 7 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 5/30 poem

Day 7 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. And … day after midterms. Continue reading “Day 7 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 5/30 poem”

Day 6 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 6 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges…. and I’m running late. I usually post THEN sleep; last night I had to first sleep. Continue reading “Day 6 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 5 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 5 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges. Continue reading “Day 5 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 4 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 4 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 3 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 2/30 poem

Day 3 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 2 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD 2018 & 1/30 poem

Day 2 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 1 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD starts9

Today is the start of the 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Oct 31 prompt and poem

Halloween!  And when dusk starts forming, I can’t wait for the neighborhood’s celebrants to take to the street!

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Oct 30 prompt and poem

So – getting ahead of the game …

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Oct 29 prompt and poem

I’m awake, I’m awake, I’m awake! And my ride is due any moment …

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Oct 28 prompt and poem

Sorry – still recuperating. Still sleeping a lot. Add in the unreal domestic terrorism of this Trumpian dystopia  – and I’m going to need a lot of caffeinated cola to deal with this day.

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Oct 27 prompt and poem

Steampunk Ball was last night & it has taken some time this morning to recuperate from that.

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Oct 26 prompt and poem

Sorry for the late posting – yesterday just exhausted me and I went to bed a lil’ earlier than normal.  … and slept later than normal. Since then it has been getting ready to head out the door. This evening is Salem’s 2nd Annual Steampunk Ball & I and the other committee members are switching into Defcon 5 in our preparations …

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Oct 25 prompt and poem

Another quickie today …

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Oct 24 prompt

The next few days are going to have to be short & sweet on the prompts.  Friday evening is Salem’s Steampunk Ball 2; I have shared before that I am on the planning committee for this event.

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Oct 23 prompt

Here’a conundrum for those experts on the supernatural …

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Oct 22 prompt and poem

Let’s go a little whimsical on our spooky theme …

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Oct 21 prompt and poem

Today is National Apple Day.  We say apples are very American –  there is apple pie, apple crumble, apple cider, legendary Johnny Appleseed – and one of my favorite love tokens,  apple cider donuts. I  spent Saturday evening sipping hot apple tea in front of a talkative wood fire.

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Oct 20 prompt and poem

Nothing to me is a scary & spooky as a spider. And many stories use them to up the fear factor. Tolkein inserts the Spiders of Mirkwood in Hobbit & Shelob in Return of the King.  Aragog & his children in Harry Potter. In Doctor Who, itis the arachnoids, (Think I geek much?) Arachnophobia. The early myths of Arachne.  Etcetera, etcetera etcetera.

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Oct 19 prompt and poem

Today’s prompt comes from one of my favorite Halloween movies, and – no – It’s not horror or suspense. But family-friendly “Hocus Pocus”.

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Oct 18 prompt and poem

I’m sitting, sipping a little Daydreamer tea that fellow poet, TL Cooper gifted me. My laptop, Pixy,  is still not charging up – so I have been using the desktop PC, MyLady, that rests on my bedroom desk. The hub of the home’s network, she doesn’t get much keyboard action but she usually is very active multi-tasking despite being quiet – a lot like me.   But the past few days we have been spending time together and I forget how cozy it can be to hide out in my purple room. I have a deep plum candle dancing, cushy lil’ cushion for my tushie, a cat purring at the foot of the bed, a fluffy blanket still warm from the dryer. Very safe, very secure …

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Oct 17 prompt and poem

Okay, let’s go with some urban myths now – a little Freddy Kruger, a bloody hook on a car door, a little Hannibal Lecter …
I want to slip my skin off and slide into eerie imagination.

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Oct 16 prompt and poem

My laptop once again is under the weather … but this time I have my desktop operational.
So let’s persist in our spooky shenanigans …

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Oct 15 prompt and poem

Updated. …

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Oct 14 prompt and poem

Keeping with the scary, spooky theme… Continue reading “Oct 14 prompt and poem”

Oct 13 prompt and poem

We went juvenile, now let’s go adult … Continue reading “Oct 13 prompt and poem”

Oct 12 prompt and poem

You know those times you day-dream – wondering how the people in your life Continue reading “Oct 12 prompt and poem”

Oct 11 prompt

It’s late. Or really early depending on where you live. Continue reading “Oct 11 prompt”

Oct 10 prompt and poem

Let’s get a little juvenile today … Continue reading “Oct 10 prompt and poem”

Oct 9 prompt and poem

Happy Tuesday! Back on the eerie prompt wagon … Continue reading “Oct 9 prompt and poem”

Oct 8 prompt and poem

I am doing a little detour from spooky prompts today for history. And I believe we need to look at history to learn from it.

Today is a day USA “celebrates” Columbus “discovering” America. Continue reading “Oct 8 prompt and poem”

Oct 7 prompt and poem

Happy Sunday. I am headed out to Jefferson, Oregon for a potluck with the poets Continue reading “Oct 7 prompt and poem”

Sept 22 prompt and poem

September 22nd- Let’s go with another National Day … because this is really important.  It’s National Public Lands DayContinue reading “Sept 22 prompt and poem”

Sept 21 prompt and poem

September 21st – the day of MY people. No – not The Celts. Not the Cherokees. Continue reading “Sept 21 prompt and poem”

Sept 20 prompt and poem

Sept 20th’s prompt is in memory to my late hubby (born and raised in the mountains of Washingon)  … “Omak Washington ”  Continue reading “Sept 20 prompt and poem”

Sept 19 prompt and poem

Sept 19th’s prompt is “your siblings as toddlers”  Continue reading “Sept 19 prompt and poem”

Sept 18 prompt, poem, event

Sept 18th’s prompt is “you stumble upon old home videos”  Continue reading “Sept 18 prompt, poem, event”

Sept 17 prompt & poem

Sept 17th’s prompt is “come, you masters of war ”  Continue reading “Sept 17 prompt & poem”

Sept 16 prompt & poem

Sept 16th’s prompt is “the apocalypse started six years ago, nobody noticed ”  Continue reading “Sept 16 prompt & poem”

Sept 15 prompt & poem

Sept 15th’s prompt is “That is a terrible, horrible, incredibly foolish idea – let’s do it”  Continue reading “Sept 15 prompt & poem”

Sept 14 prompt & poem

Sept 14th’s prompt is “Phoenix ”  Continue reading “Sept 14 prompt & poem”

Sept 13 prompt & poem

Sept 13th’s prompt is “the story started when the bomb exploded ”  Continue reading “Sept 13 prompt & poem”

Sept 12 prompt & poem

Sept 12th’s prompt is “it wasn’t the fire that she was afraid of ”  Continue reading “Sept 12 prompt & poem”

Sept 11 prompt & poem

Sept 11th’s prompt is “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” (Virgil quote at the 9/11 Twin Towers Memorial.) Continue reading “Sept 11 prompt & poem”

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