Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mama Kat

Mama's Losin' It

I've never participated in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop but it looked like fun.  I was looking @ the list of her writing prompts & realized I could use one to help flesh out Shayla (a main character I'll refer to often I think).  Shayla is 15, homeschooled & doesn't feel like she fits as she sees everything in color (see last post).  When her best friend, Darcy, entered public school in the 8th grade, their friendship didn't survive.  Shayla can't experience normal teen activities due to her sensory overwhelm & Darcy's world no longer matches.
Following is Shayla's response to Mama Kat's prompt "I miss the friend you used to be."

           Once upon a time
             You were my childhood;
             Splashing through iridescent sprinklers
             Chasing shadows like Peter Pan
             Creating lagoons out of puddles
             Immersed in mermaid games as our
             Laughter swirled in silver currents of air

         Once upon a time
             We were sisters;
             Swapping secrets and clothes
             Whispering ghost stories and gossip
             While braiding hair and popping bubbles
             Violet webs of oneness encircled us

         Once upon a time
            Tim Burton wrote the script;
            Your button eyes averted
            Onward to shopping malls and football games
            Knotted thread spiked red binds the memory


  1. Prompts are interesting ways to fire the imagination. Your response is evocative and haunting.

    Once upon a time, we all had that childlike sense of wonder and surprise towards life. The luckiest of us still possess some of it. You have a lovely blog, Roland

  2. Thank you so much for the kind comments & for stopping by! As I age I yearn for that "childlike sense of wonder" ~ it's in the moments...

  3. Really enjoyed your post :) stopping by from Mama Kats!

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  7. Beautiful poem! I love your writing style.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours- it's beautiful!

  8. I DO love your writing FLAIR!
    This is wonderful!

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  11. I ♥ your writing style as well!

    Looking 4ward to many returns :)

    Thank U for the lovely comment on my last post ~ and thank U for following my blog.


  12. What beautiful comments - thank you!

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