Stone River Writers

Astronaut

Prompt: Stealth by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely I The sun’s light oozed across his body. Bathing him in relaxing heat. Creating shadows in the subtle folds in his torso. Transforming the droplets of sweat in the forest of hair upon his chest into glittering stars....

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In her song, Love Rain, Jill Scott sang, “You broke me, but I’m healing.” The first time that I heard this song I fell in love with it. “Love rain down on me,” Jilly from Philly would wail and my soul shivered a bit. Yet, I was vigilant in carrying my umbrella because...

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Healing

Prompt: The Healing Time by Pesha Joyce Gertler In her song, Love Rain, Jill Scott sang, “You broke me, but I’m healing.” The first time that I heard this song I fell in love with it. “Love rain down on me,” Jilly from Philly would wail and my soul shivered a bit....

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Aymara

"Hola Senor. Eres tu Aymara?" "Yes, I am the Wise Man." "Ah, tú hables ingles." "Yes, I do. What troubles you?" "Well, I...I can...uh, what is the story behind the branch in your head?" The Wise Man pauses, taking a deep breath. He smiles. The young man becomes more...

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Rell

Rell was so used to peering down tunnels. His vision defined and constrained, yet focused and unwavering. He gauged the winds, timed the many protectors between him and his target. Some of these protectors were solid barriers that came to rest; whereas, others were...

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Shade

Where is my shade going? I visited this mighty and venerable tree for a spell. I’ve since settled under its leafy tapestry. My back against the trunk, my core getting much needed rest. My body bathed in beams of light and blessed with pin pricks of Vitamin D. Where...

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The Mo(u)rning

Prompt: When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou The Indomitable RBG is gone! Tears fall, pandemonium ensues. Hypocrisy quickly followed behind. A mighty domino has fallen. I wonder how many other dominos will tumble in its path. My body aches a bit. My wig is a bit...

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Resting and Witnessing

Where is my shade going? I visited this mighty and venerable tree for a spell. I’ve since settled under its leafy tapestry. My back against the trunk, my core getting much needed rest. My body bathed in beams of light and blessed with pin pricks of Vitamin D. Where...

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