Monday, April 25, 2011


A couple of weeks ago I scratched myself in my sleep.

let me rephrase...I clawed myself in my sleep. clawed my face.


I was having a weird dream, which I don't remember at all, the only thing I can think of is that I must have been battling spiders in my sleep and went to fling one off my face and...voila! face clawed.

I had a lovely one inch gash from my left temple down to my cheek bone. I still have a decent-looking mark...hoping that scar will eventually fade...but what's a scar.  scars are groovy. I love scars.

I hate spiders.

Prompt #52: This week, write about the thing you most loathe.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Road...

Ever hear a song and think to yourself, that is SO me! 

I do it all the time.

One of "my songs" is The Road by Frank Turner...with lines like, "only being shackled to the road could ever I be free" and "You won't find your precious answers now by staying in one place" and "I face the horizon everywhere I go, I face the horizon, the horizon is my home" this song jumped up, slapped me in the face, and tagged me the moment I first heard Frank singing at the House of Blues, where he opened for Flogging Molly. I bought two of his Cd's that night, Poetry of the Deed and Love Ire and Song. I'm in love with so many songs on these albums. Ah...mazing. go have a listen folks.

Prompt #51: What is your song? or songs? why?

Monday, April 11, 2011

A is for...

So it's almost the one year anniversary of The Absinthe Road.

I gotta say, folks, I'm pretty proud of myself. (pats self on the back. Good job, self!) A full year of weekly prompts. I've posted every Monday. This is a big deal! I've been sticking to a schedule!

May 3 is the official one year mark. I'm going to do another giveaway. Here's how this one will work...

My current followers, I have an "assignment" for you:

Prompt #50: I'd like you to introduce your friends to The Absinthe Road. Each new follower needs to leave a comment and tell me who sent them. On May 2, I will draw the name of one new follower. New follower and their sendee will each receive a copy of my poetry collection, Three Thousand Doors. Pretty easy prompt this week, yes?

Monday, April 4, 2011

ideas, ideas, ideas...

Spring is in full bloom, which means my creative energies are blooming as well!

I love a good brainstorm.

They are filled with windy idea gusts, rain droplets full of excitement, and thunderclaps bursting with possibility.

I'm anxious to move an idea/brainstorm into the next phase...a collaborative work between a few artists I know...super excited to see what they think of the idea and climb to the next level of this project.

and yes...I'm being obscure...because I keep things close to the vest until I'm ready to announce my intentions. but!

I won't keep it a secret forever.

Prompt #49: When do you brainstorm? What things, seasons, situations, make your creative brain fly into action?