Month: February 2018

The Day That Didn’t Exist

wedding poem the day that didn't exist ghost story

I drift aimless through the empty pews Didn’t anyone hear the news? What’s a bride with no groom? Where’re the happy faces to fill the room? No bouquets, no sashes, not even petals When I think back, that familiar fog settles Is the date…

Reviews for Writers – Social Booster

social booster social media scheduling

Comparing HootSuite and SocialPilot with writers’ marketing in mind.

Mundane Description

“Annie! Annie, are you up yet? I’m taking the kids to school!” Avery’s voice carries well throughout the house and reminds me of home. I’m awake, but have yet to rise. I have to now. First stop is the bathroom. I see to Mother…

Daily Prompt: Encrusted – The Northwest Passage

The wind howls, but the sails are still Stiffened in the inescapable chill Rigging once full of avian cries Now just cloth encrusted with ice Creaking wood moans low under the wind Trapped and left with nothing to defend In the bowels, straps and…

Ditching the French – No word yet on Freedom Fries

Just a note that I’ve changed the title of the website from Oiseau de Feu to Ash and Feather. This was just a result of having a lot of conversations along these lines: Someone: Oh, you have a website! What’s it called? Me: Oiseau…

Daily Prompt: Constant

Change is constant This is all we know I’m a spring singer a summer sojourner in autumn, an artist and a winter writer Live in an instant Just go with the flow I’m always uncomfortable because I’m always changing my identity’s portable we’re not…

Daily Prompt: Suspicious

Can I borrow your phone? Why not? What’s going on? Is that a new cologne? C’mon, throw me a bone I love you, I don’t want to lose this Wake me each morning with a kiss Tell me I’m the only one you miss…

Chaucer, Hallmark, and Slavery: A Jumbled History of Valentine’s Day

happy valentine's day rabbit

As I’m trying to establish Ash & Feather as a place writers actually want to congregate, I’m constantly trying out new features. One of the things I want to start doing more of is offering up research features. This is a chance to stretch…

Daily Prompt: Lecture

Make sure you use the appropriate pencil Don’t draw freeform, use this stencil Armed police keep you safer than a fence will Dress for Jesus, and don’t be sinful We don’t want you led astray, we’ll blur out those pixels That’s a fire hazard,…

Oversimplified: The Trouble With Not Being Troubled

I wouldn’t think it necessary, but just to be safe: This poem doesn’t condone what it says. It’s a mockery of the simplistic arguments people with unacknowledged privilege use to sweep aside real condemnations of a system that is not broken, but working exactly…

Writing Prompt: If English Could Change

There’d be no obsession over he or she, only a loving devotion to we Socialism would stop meaning communism and instead mean the way forward Ambition would reveal its sinister undertones, taken away from the words atheist and agnostic Immigrants would not be called…

Be Wilder: an advice poem

Be wilder: Baby girl please don’t age; you’re so pretty Be wilder: Pretend you’re a ballerina Be wilder: But be nicer to Tina Be wilder: One day you’ll travel the planet Be wilder: Make a wish; the candles are lit Be wilder: But don’t…