Category Archives: Creative Pursuits

730 days of writing

Another year of writing for myself has come and gone, still the only resolution I’ve ever kept. But given the business I’m in, it’s a pretty darn good resolution to make my bitch, non? Like the year before it, I wrote something … Continue reading

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The Pen Pal Project

Earlier this summer, I got a letter in the mail. It was in a dark, almost foreboding-looking envelope, about the size of a wedding invitation. The handwriting and Pittsburgh address were from my dear friend Tiffany, so I knew there were no … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 30

Well, here we are, 30DPC. The end of this year’s line. I’ll miss you, but look forward to doing this again next April! Day 30 – In the End: Write a poem that begins with something ending. After the rain, … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 29

Day 29: Malapropos of what? – A malapropism is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound/appearance. For instance, “candy stripper” instead of “candy striper,” or “optical conclusion” instead of “optical illusion.” Take … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 28

Day 28: Knocking off the dust – Go into the back of your closet, or shed, or some other storage space and pick three objects at random — write a poem about them. It could be a fantastical story about … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 27

Day 27: Active Imagination – Close your eyes and try to recall a time you were alone in nature. See the sights, hear the sounds, and breathe in the scents that were present in the setting. Write a poem prompted … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 26

Day 26: Extra! Extra! Craft a poem entirely of newspaper headlines. The night baseball returned Authorities seize heroin, cash in W-B raid Brush fires scorch region amid dry weather John XXIII, John Paul II – one heart and mind Final … Continue reading

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