Trick or Trick: A Daily Post Sonnet

Trick or Trick The simplicity of it convinced Sarn that Miren’s plan was sound. The trick appealed to his sense of justice and what a yarn it’d make if they could pull it off. Afield he searched for leaves of three. That poison ivy which Nolo had warned him never to touch. He gave his babysitters a lively chase. Dashing back to the barracks, prize clutched in gloved hands, he rushed to rub the leaves’ itch on the beds of his tormentors. Task done, Sarn ran back to the minders that he’d ditched to pretend he hadn’t left. That night begun with … Continue reading Trick or Trick: A Daily Post Sonnet

Trick Questions, Aliens and a Daily Post Sonnet

Trick Questions (and an Alien Encounter) A Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece on me. He heard about the alien quarter. About that THING that happened to feature me in that PLACE I refused to speak of, those purple aliens’ whose eyes stalk me… Yeah that night when they released those white doves How was I supposed to know that taking part in the show would land me in a space ship, drop me in a teleconferencing nightmare of interplanetary case law and lead me to correct a thousand misapprehensions–that I couldn’t let stand? In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trick Questions.” Continue reading Trick Questions, Aliens and a Daily Post Sonnet