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Hello, All! Welcome to Prosery Monday!

Prosery is our latest addition to the dVerse universe. This will be our fourth prosery prompt. If you’re not yet acquainted with the dVerse term, let me explain. It is a flash fiction (of any genre) that incorporates a line from a poem—prose from poetry! It must be no more than 144 words.  If your prosery piece is exactly 144 words, then you get a virtual gold star and another drink at the dVerse pub. You must include the given prompt line within your story and within the wordcount.

Sarah used a line from the UK’s soon-to-be poet laureate Alice Oswald. I decided to take a line from the new US poet laureate, Jo Harjo. I was going to write more about her, but I thought perhaps people would not want her background to influence their own work. So, you can read about her here.    

You can also find links to some of her other poems there, and there are many lines that would have worked for this prompt. I’ve selected this line:

“These memories were left here with the trees”

from the poem “How to Write a Poem in a Time of War.”  You can read the entire poem here.

Don’t forget this is prose, not poetry. When you are done, don’t forget to put your link in Mr Linky below and come back and read what others have written. As I compose this prompt, I don’t know yet what I will write about, but I will be eager to see what everyone comes up with.

***I apologize for being so erratic with my participation and reading over the last few months. Some of you know I’ve had some personal and professional obligations. I promise to read everything that comes through for this prosery prompt–though it may take me a few days, as I’m still have these other obligations. I’m hoping things will ease up a bit next month.