Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry, 8

Since I’m hosting my Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry only a couple of times a month, the selection tends to grow quite large. So I’m giving you a quintet to choose from.

I’ve listed five of the Poetic Bits I’ve shared on Instagram, Facebook and on my archival blog 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 Wednesday, February 17 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 short list:

“Be More”
Make a crypt
for society and guilt.
Will your spirit free.
Wish, grow, feel,
be more.
– created out of words from Edgar Allan Poe and Sigmund Freud magnetic poetry kits

“Storm”
She kisses a storm on his skin;
and in his heart
lies desire.
– created out of words from Edgar Allan Poe and Sigmund Freud magnetic poetry kits

“Blood and Midnight”
She birthed tales
feathered in blood
and midnight.
– inspired by THIS page in an adult coloring book

“Foul”
thorn-less rose, manmade
wintry nights of naked blooms—
our Gaia cries foul

“Sardines”
squeezed like sardines, men
ride connected cans on rails—
rush hour in New York

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29 thoughts on “Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry, 8

  1. “Sardines”
    squeezed like sardines, men
    ride connected cans on rails—
    rush hour in New York

    1- Sardines
    2- Longer poetry
    3- It’s real and sometimes nothing is stranger than real life. We do ride around in metal boxes and cans on rails and fly high in the sky in metal cylinders yet we’ve come to see it as normal when really it’s quite magical.

  2. Did I miss the expansion of “A Crimson Berry Bust”? There was something about that verse I really enjoyed:-)
    But that’s alright, I’ll take “Sardines” longer poetry. The image that makes one think. We are often squeezed in spaces, yet we barely make eye contact:-)

  3. The current count:
    2 – “Be More” (1, poetry or fiction; 1, poetry)
    0 – “Storm”
    8 – “Blood and Midnight” (4, poetry or fiction; 3 fiction; 1, poetry)*
    0 – “Foul”
    5 – “Sardines” (2, poetry; 1 fiction; 2, fiction or poetry)*

    * Some of the votes were made on Facebook.

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