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To be nobody but 

yourself in a world 

which is doing its best day and night to make you like 

everybody else means to fight the hardest battle 

which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” 

e.e. cummings

Hello Everyone and Welcome to 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). The story must have a beginning and an end, and should not be poetry. Sounds easy enough right? Here’s the twist: You must use the poetry line I have given you within your story. You may alter the punctuation, but you must use the line in its entirety without inserting any other words. 

Also, just a quick reminder that this Thursday is OLN Live and Sanaa will be hosting! Be sure to pop in and say hello.

Now on to today’s prompt which comes from Tulips & Chimneys, by e. e. cummings and is the last line of  IX- Impressions:

‘In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems.’

Here’s a link about the poet: About ee cummings

If you’ve been interested in poetry for any length of time, you have come across one of his most famous poems. I’m sharing it here.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in). 

By e. e. cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

                                                      i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Source: Poetry Foundation. org

So, are you ready to write a wonderful piece of flash fiction using the line given? I am so excited to read your stories! 

When you’ve written and posted your story 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!

Here’s how to take part in the Prosery Prompt:

  • Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose up of up to or exactly 144 words,
  • Including the given line from the poem.
  • Post your Prosery piece on your blog and link back to this post.
  • Place the link to your actual post (not your blog url) on the Mister Linky page.
  • Don’t forget to check the little box to accept use/privacy policy.
  • Please visit other blogs and comment on their posts!