Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry, 7 (and a Winter Giveaway)

It seems like every time I write one of these posts, I start with: “Two weeks have gone by since…” I can take a hint, my Wicked Luvs… so I will go ahead and make Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry a bimonthly feature. At least until I (or Fate) change my mind… again.

I really enjoyed writing “The Darker Fringes”. The Muse and I take pleasure in taking a wee bit poem of your choosing and expanding it into more. I’ve listed nine of the Poetic Bits I’ve shared on Instagram or Facebook this last couple of weeks. Leave a comment letting me know which Bit you would like to see grow into a story or a full-length poem, and I shall develop the one with the most votes. Please make your choice before Sunday, December 27th at 12:13am EST.

1) Which bit do you wish me to develop?
2) Would you like your choice to be flash fiction or longer poetry?
3) *optional* Why?

Here is the not-so-short list:

the earth howls
in the dusk of man—
souls will cry
– created out of an Edgar Allan Poe magnetic poetry kit

“Crimsonly Twisted”
In the Fall,
she weaves
her children…
crimsonly twisted,
her children bloom.

between guilt and fear
society lies

unfulfilled and repressed
by the psychoses
of its superego.
– created out of a Sigmund Freud magnetic poetry kit

I peel the sunrise,
fill my Self with golden juice
and craft autumn blooms

“Pain and Might”
In my heart,
pain and might…

might and pain,
I know.
– blacked out from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

“In the Dark”
Love me strange,
and I will
shudder and howl
for you
in the dark.
– created out of an Edgar Allan Poe magnetic poetry kit

Will oxidizing,
his future
(a slip, a stain, a dent)
an unsightly shadow.
– blacked out from Caring for Your Book

Tears no longer break her.
– blacked out from Caring for Your Book

Grow or be torn.
– blacked out from Caring for Your Book

“Grow”: Original 4” x 4” Blackout Poem Giveaway

Grow or Be Torn, by Magaly Guerrero
I was going to offer this giveaway much earlier and in a separate post. But as you might’ve read in “Running Wild in the City”, I’ve been busy, busy, busy… and it’s likely that things won’t change until after the Winter Solstice.

Entering the giveaway is a rather simple affair; all you need to do is include the following phrase at the end of your Poetic Bit choice: “I, too, wish to grow in 2016 and always.”

…and the giveaway winner is… Georgina!
Congrats, my dearest witchy woman. Please message me with your mailing address (magalyguerrero @ live . com) (added 12/29/15).

Giveaway Rules, details and stuff…
* I need to be able to contact the winners. If you don’t have a website or social media profile, through which we can interact, then please add your email to your comment. If your name comes up, and I have no way to contact you, I will choose another name.

* To my Canadian Luvs, before you can claim the prize, I must test your mathematical brilliance by asking you something obscure and numeric, such as… what’s 13 + 0.5? Yeah, obscure…

* This giveaway ends on December 27th, 2015, at 12:13am EDT. The winner will be chosen using Random.Org. I’ll add his or her name to this post on December 29th, 2015.

* Open worldwide, excluding any place where prohibited by law.

49 thoughts on “Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry, 7 (and a Winter Giveaway)

  1. Mags my love I would love to see them all if I am being honest, since you’ve limited me to one I have to choose “Tears”. It mirrors what has been going on with me of late.

  2. Crimsonly Twisted. Flash fiction as I think it could tie in neatly with its immediate predecessor. I, too, wish to grow in 2016 & always.

  3. I, too, am greedy. But, since I can only choose one, then “Crimsonal Twisted”. For some reason, I see a companion Shelle painting. Hint, hint, Shelle!
    I, too, wish to grow in 2016 and always.

  4. Sharon… I just read your ‘hint’ (twice haha) yes I too pondered that, to be truthful I could have easily picked ‘CT’ and suggested ‘short story’ as I loved the bloody and ‘twisted’ resulting in the next generation of ‘blooms’… Mmmmm yum 🙂

  5. I am not joining this giveaway, seeing as I have already received yummies from you (and btw, I finished ‘Midnight’ and really enjoyed it – thank you!), but I still vote for ‘In the Dark’ 🙂

  6. “Grow” and “Tears” are my two favourite! They speak to me, from what I have been through over the past few years. No more crap, I tell you! LOL! Stacy is back!!! Watch out!! But, I have to be thankful for everything! Many lessons learned and many hidden blessings too! 😉 I love the way you write, so whatever you choose, I will be along for the ride!
    I would be honoured to win your giveaway! Please enter me!
    “I, too, wish to grow in 2016 and always.” Damn straight 😉 Love you!

  7. The Current Count:
    – “Tears” (poetry or fiction, 2)
    – “Crimsonly Twisted” (fiction, 1; poetry or fiction, 1)
    – “Sunrise” (poetry, 1)
    – “In the Dark” (poetry or fiction, 2)
    * “Grow” (poetry or fiction)

  8. 1. “Pain and Might” is speaking loudest to me.
    2. Poetry.
    3. “Pain” and “Might” are such loaded concepts that I think they would work beautifully as a poem and don’t necessarily need to be fleshed out into prose. Not that I’d say no to a story, mind you! 😉

  9. Why must you make this so difficult? As much as I want to see CT , how can I choose anything else but “Grow” ? And make it longer poetry, because I cannot get enough of your Words.

    I, too, wish to grow in 2016 and always.

  10. In the Dark….longer poem…cos it makes me remember hot nights in our youth(before children lol), when we still had time to see fireworks and release the inner beast *to much info?* XXX

    • You’ve just given a well needed roaring moment, my Gina. You rocketh very much! You give dearest Patrick and fireworks-filled hug for you. I would say for me, but that just doesn’t sound right. 😀 ♥♥♥

  11. This is such a wonderful idea developing these beautiful pieces into longer works. Crimsonly Twisted speaks more to me, perhaps it’s because Fall and I have a love-hate relationship. Nonetheless, I feel most productive (she weaves her children…) in the fall:-) I would love to see it developed into a longer poem.

    And the magic words, “I, too, wish to grow in 2016 and always.”

    • I love sharing wee poems on Instagram and Facebook (especially since the longer ones seem not to do so well on those platforms), but the wee ideas always continue growing in my head. You know none of us have time to write all we wish and/or imagine, so this is a great way to choose which to make longer. 😀

  12. In the dark turned into fiction because who doesn’t love a story about strange love, and plus…Poe.

    Tears speaks to me, but it already says everything I need it to….tears no longer break her.
    Happy Solstice.

  13. This was not any easy choice. Love them all!
    But I will choose “To Be Tasted”.
    Longer poem.
    Because I love books. They are the portals to all my other lives.

  14. The latest count:
    – “In the Dark” (poetry or fiction, 3; poetry, 1; fiction, 1)
    – “Tears” (poetry or fiction, 2)
    – “Crimsonly Twisted” (fiction, 1; poetry or fiction, 3)
    – “Sunrise” (poetry, 1; poetry or fiction, 1)
    – “Pain and Might” (poetry, 1)
    – “Grow” (fiction, 1)
    – “Howls” (fiction, 1)
    – “To Be Tasted” (poetry, 2)
    – “Unsightly” (fiction or poetry, 1)
    * “Grow” (poetry or fiction)

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