NaPoWriMo #24


forgotten curry
settling in the back of
the cupboard slips its way
into my line of sight
and I prepare my chicken
with it.

Some mixed peppercorn,
a bit of garlic powder,
a dash of salt, and seasoned
a meal fit for a queen and
her party of fools
dances on my sensitive

diced potatoes, steamed
broccoli, and filtered water
to wet my whistling lips.
I fall into the beauty
that is meal prep and
the dog stands guard at
the kitchen door, waiting
for dropped morsels.

there aren’t any.

NaPoWriMo #13

the way to my heart is …

Wednesday night dinner: bbq chicken thighs, roasted Brussels sprouts, & potatoes with onions & cheese

a homecooked meal
can shift moods–favorite
moments in my life
revolve around food.

it equals togetherness.
it is church.
it is a mutual understanding
of filling my stomach
as well as my mind.

I am a growing vessel
ready to be used for
the purposes of His will.

I cater to me–I know what
I want, and when my
body is happy, I can extend
happiness to others.

do you really want to
love me?
feed me.

Writers: A Challenge

I am sharing this here as well, just in case some of you are interested in participating:

6-word Story: Where do you want to travel next?

Photo by Annie Gray on Unsplash

Hello, beautiful people! Welcome to the third challenge since A Cornered Gurl’s relaunch. What’s cracking in my brain for everyone now? We will jump into a six-word story about where you would like to travel next. It can be a place you truly foresee yourself going in the near future or a place you would like to mark off your bucket list.

And how will we do this? You guessed it! You will use six words only to tell your story.

6-word story

A six-word story is an entire story told in six words. It is a short narrative that can have all of the emotional themes of longer stories — from funny to dramatic, sad to scary. While these quick stories don’t have the classic beginning, middle, and end of a traditional storyline, they have a subject and verb that give the reader a sense of what’s happened and a bit of conflict.


The challenge: Writers will share where they’d like to travel next. However, use six words only to tell us about this place. Is cabin fever finally wearing you down? Do you have a place you sincerely want to go that is simply calling your name? Let us know — but come up with your story using only six words.

An example:

Tonga: an island of beauty, awaits.

Let’s get ready to master this challenge, beautiful people!

•Request to be added as a writer by emailing me at acorneredgurl[AT]gmail[DOT]com with “Please Add Me” as the subject line and please include the link to your Medium profile. Don’t want to be a writer in A Cornered Gurl — simply comment with your response in this challenge post, or create your own post to your profile or in another publication, however, please use the tags, “Challenge” and “6WordStory.”

The challenge will run from Sunday, March 26, 2023, until 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 02, 2023 (with publishing days as Friday, Sunday, and Monday based on ACG’s publishing schedule). Please have “6-word Story: Where do you want to travel next?” as the subtitle for your submission. CHALLENGE SUBMISSION BEGINS NOW!

It’s time to get creative and explore what we can do with six words only on where you would like to travel next!

Bring it, you amazing human beings!

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