perfectworry: plant your hope with good seeds don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds (you have tamed no one)
title: Terra Incognita, a collection of poems about bleeding poetry
rating: G
community: NaPoWriMo
summary: a collection of poetry from my participation in NaPoWriMo 2014

cut open by the knife of forgiveness )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (crystal splinters city skies)
title: Original Soundtracks 1 (or, A Save Tokyo City Story)
rating: PG
word count: 114
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #10: Challenge #06: Weekly Quick Fic #02 (soundtracks for imagined films)
summary: a poem about Tokyo
notes: "私たちの大きな夢" means "our big dream," it's the name of a U2 song; "胸の鼓動を高める物ように" is from another U2 song, and it means "like a thing that makes [your] heart beat faster,"
and "胸の孤独を高める物ように" is a pun, because "鼓動" (loosely, the "beat" in "heartbeat") and "孤独" ("loneliness or isolation") are pronounced the same way. "友&愛" means "friendship and love," and would be pronounced the same as "you and I."

a profane capitalism of rioutous sounds )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (crystal splinters city skies)
title: Waking Dreams
rating: PG
word count: 697
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #09: Challenge #03: Prompt Table: #10: Waking Dreams (caveat: second person)
summary: You wake up from a dream you woke up from a dream.
notes: This is creative nonfiction, down to the detail about my father eating his eggs with catsup.

You blink awake. )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (like the saltwater sting)
title: sleeping with ghosts
rating: G
word count: 16
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #16: Poetry Challenge
summary: for Halloween, a poem about a boy who haunts me

ghost conversation )
perfectworry: she was still young not yet highly strung which you need to be when you get older (she grows wild in my heart)
title: "Does this look infected to you?'
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 4: "does this look infected to you?"
word count: 573
rating: G
summary: I fell into a hole and skinned my leg. It was a teachable moment.
notes: all of the stories in this "collection" are about my first grade students; names and other details have been changed to protect their privacy (and mine), but the stories are otherwise true.

I know Nadya well enough to know that she can't resist something gross. It's a trait I try to encourage in her. )

title: First Grade Fashion Advice
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 8: smells like rubbing alcohol
word count: 832
rating: G
summary: My students have a lot of opinions about things, especially my looks. Damn kids say the darndest things.

It's not every day someone compares your hair to a natural disaster. )

title: Tag, You're It!
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 10: all that jazz
word count: 989
rating: G
summary:  I never used to like kids, but then I realized something…
notes:
this intersects with [livejournal.com profile] eeyore_grrl's entry, beneath the surface.

'They can tell I'm secretly one of them.' )
perfectworry: it's a good life in the happily ever after last page of the very last chapter (crayola skies)
title: Life Choices
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 8: when I was young
word count: 973
rating: G
summary: Once upon a time, I applied to college.

'When I grow up, I want to be a purple tree.' )
perfectworry: black skies have changed into blue but some nights I still dream of you (but I've seen oceans)
title: Teacups
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 5: it's not tacky if you wear it well
word count: 954
rating: G
summary: Conversations, in two languages, with family, friends, and teachers about my father's death.

'What kind of person is your father?' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (crystal splinters city skies)
title: soul vacation
rating: G
word count: 16
prompt: [personal profile] jjhunter's "how are you? (in haiku)"
summary: one hot summer recalls another
notes: the middle line is lyrics from U2s song, Electrical Storm

'hot as hell, honey, in this room' )

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