You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

The Best of The Week

 

red

the color of  Julianne's scarf

she told her Blind Date that it would make her easy to find

sitting on a outdoor cafe, facing the river just before dusk

He wore a white oxford with a red tie 

 

green

the color of her brother's college sweatshirt

Alice wore it while sitting in the hospital waiting room

playing video games and pretending she wasn't listening to the family next to her

discussing prerarranged funerals

 

blue

the color of the ball Anna and Julie used to play with in the

long stretch of grass next to a quiet street

until the night it bounced down the hill and a car hit it

neither of the girls went to retrieve it or  

spoke…

It was time, once again, for the annual Christmas play and my granddaughter was singing.

I glanced at the program and noted that it said, "Bows of Holly" and not "Boughs of Holly".

{Must be some kind of play on words}, I thought to myself, while also observing that a large banner ran from one end of the stage to the other across the back. This same elementary school stage where the Annual County Spelling Bee

 

There are days when I am weary

of my garbage and my rainbows

when I hang my life beside

my one good dress

or shut the closet door

and leave it next to my black boots

days when I want

to be anywhere but me

to be the captain of a ship

or herding sheep

or on my way to Transylvania

those are the days I wonder

if there are egrets

sick and tired of being…

News for Noders

June 4: SciFiQuest 3019: My Robot Made Me Do It ends. Rewards will be announced shortly.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 21: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 28: Tau Day.

June 30: Get ready for Brevity Quest 2019, coming soon to a website near you!


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SciFiQuest 3019 is ongoing.

May 1st May day.

May 4th May the Fourth be with you!

May 9th Victory Day

May 10th Happy birthday BIII!

May 12th Mother's day.

May 28th Memorial Day in the USA.


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April 1: Last chance to back up your writeups before we migrate E2 to Wordpress.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 16: Happy birthday, moeyz!

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 27: SciFiQuest 3019 starts today. That's what happens when you don't properly calibrate your time machine....


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March 1st: The Prosenoder's Cup 2019 starts today! (Late starts may still report to the line by visiting Hevosen Rotu: An E2 Proseproduction and reserving a title.)

March 14th: Pi day.

March 15th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, the Prosenoder's Cup 2019.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!


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February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!


Polish your boots and fly your colors. The Prosenoder's Cup returns March 1st! Signups now open at Hevosen Rotu: An E2 Proseproduction"


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