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Hello Everyone and welcome to our 7th episode of Prosery, where poetry and flash fiction collide.

For those of you new to dVerse, here are the rules:

Write a story of 144 words or less (not including the title). Sounds easy enough right? Here’s the twist: You must use the line I have given you within your story. 

Today, I have chosen a line from a poem by Jim Harrison, one of my favorite poets who died on March 26, 2016.

To read about Jim Harrison’s life and works, here is a link from The NY Times: Jim Harrison, Poet, Novelist, and Essayist is Dead at 78.

Source: Mozart of the Prairie/ The New Yorker

The line I have chosen was taken from his book, Dead Man’s Float from the poem titled Cow. I will not include the poem so as not to influence your words.

Here is the line you are to use within your flash fiction of 144 words or less.

“A cow is screaming across the arroyo.”

When you’ve written and posted your poem to your blog, add your link to the Mr. Linky widget below, and then visit the other poets’ pages and read and comment on their work. Also, be sure to link back to dVerse so others can join in as well!